Chile Labor incentive program

Aug. 12, 2021 – The State of New Mexico is committing $5 million to pilot a wage supplement program for the chile industry amid concerns about a labor shortage that could impact the 2021 production of the state’s signature crop. The Chile Labor Incentive Program (CLIP), administered by the New Mexico Department of Agriculture, provides funding to chile growers, labor contractors and processors on a first-come, first-served basis to supplement the wages of existing and prospective workers as well as incentivize hiring and retention.

Please read and download application documents here:

Program overview.
Panorama del Programa: Español

Grower and processor application. 
Solicitud de Productor/Procesador de Chile Para El Financiamiento de Incentivos Para la Temporada de Cosecha del 2021

Labor contractor application.
Please note: For labor contractors seeking CLIP funding for the period of Aug. 9 through Aug. 15, documentation clearly identifying employee hourly wages paid were $4.50 over the base wage billed to the grower must be included with the application.
Solicitud de Contratista Laborales de Chile Para El Financiamiento de Incentivos Para la Temporada de Cosecha del 2021
OJO: Para los contratistas laborales que buscan financiamiento CLIP para el período del 9 al 15 de agosto, deben incluirse con la solicitud la documentación que identifique claramente que los salarios por hora pagados por los empleados fueron $4.50 por encima del salario base facturado al productor.

Employee earnings spreadsheet.
Hoja de Cálculo: Salarios Laborales: Español

Questions? Check out the CLIP fact sheet.
Haga clic aquí para hoja informativa en español.

CLIP contact information:
NMDA Marketing and Development Division:

If you suspect any type of fraud associated with this program, please send an email to the address above or call the phone number above.

Amount of funding available
as of Sept. 27, 2021: