SIMCO seeks grant submittals from Eddy and Lea counties’ non-profits

CARLSBAD, NEW MEXICO — Salado Isolation Mining Contractors, LLC (SIMCO) announced today the company is now accepting grant proposals from non-profit agencies throughout Eddy and Lea Counties for its 2024 Employee Investment Advisory Committee program. The program is now in its second year.

In 2023 alone, the program awarded $50,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations to enrich the lives of people in Southeast New Mexico.

The program’s 2024 funding priorities are:

  • Food Security
  • Literacy
  • Health & Human Services

The online application is available at Applications can be mailed, or hand delivered, and are due Monday, July 15, 2024, by 5:00 p.m. mountain time.

For questions, please contact Ekta Bhakta, SIMCO Community Relations & Charitable Giving at 832.689.1049 or

About the SIMCO Employee Investment Advisory Committee

The Employee Investment Advisory Grant Fund mission is to allocate company-funded grants, where the need is greatest, using the collective skills and knowledge of SIMCO’s employees to make a positive impact in the communities where they live and work.
The Employee Investment Advisory Committee is representative of SIMCO’s diverse workforce and comprised of selected non-managerial employees who have been recognized for their leadership qualities by both their managers and peers. This innovative approach gives SIMCO’s employees direct influence where a portion of the company’s charitable contributions are made, extending funding across a wider array of regional nonprofit organizations.


SIMCO is the management and operations contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). SIMCO’s member is Bechtel National Inc., and our WIPP team includes Los Alamos Technical Associates as a New Mexico-based teaming subcontractor.
As a major employer, SIMCO understands the importance of investing in the region’s near- and long-term success by being a positive, proactive member of the community; participating in socioeconomic development; and making investments in social and philanthropic programs for the betterment of the residents of Southeastern New Mexico.

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