02 April 2020 – Additional funding for Aging and Long-term Services Department

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy, Health, Social Services
Level of Jurisdiction: NM
Lead People/Agency: Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham

Overview: Executive Order 2020-019 provides funding for the Aging and Long-Term Services Department to help assist in relief efforts during the statewide public health emergency.
Full details here: https://www.governor.state.nm.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Executive-Order-2020-019.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Learning from other jurisdictions, Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: “Because of the significant vulnerabilities and disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on the populations served by the Department, it is charged with providing emergency assistance and support to those New Mexicans and to congregate care facilities under the Department’s ambit during the statewide public health emergency.”