SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico MainStreet announced Thursday that the Embudo Valley Library and Community Center in Dixon, and the Manzano Mountain Art Council in Mountainair were selected for $2,500 placemaking grants.

The New Mexico Economic Development Department says that the grants are to help revitalize gathering places in historic commercial centers.

New Mexico MainStreet works throughout the state to help affiliated local organizations create an economically viable business environment while preserving cultural and historic resources, according to NMEDD. They serve 27 affiliated MainStreet Districts, eight state-authorized Arts & Cultural Districts, 14 Frontier Community projects and eight Historic Theater Initiatives.