The Texas Legislature restored funding for new school construction through the New Instructional Facility Allotment Program after a four-year break.
Reimbursement funds of $250 per student in average daily attendance are available for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years, but the application deadline is July 15!
Click here for more information on NIFA and read below for additional details.
The NIFA program provides reimbursement funds for expenses related to start-up costs of new campuses. Initial (first year) applications must be submitted during the summer before the expected opening of the new building. Because no funding was appropriated for the 2014-2015 school year, no districts are in the Follow-up (second-year) application group. Initial applications are entitled to an allotment of $250 per ADA.
The NIFA is available to all charter schools that construct new buildings. Districts must take action under the TEC, Chapter 431, to reduce wealth per student to the equalized wealth level and school districts that do not otherwise qualify for state aid are eligible to receive NIFA.
The new facility must:
Applications must be entered, saved and sent through the online system by July 15. Neither late applications nor paper applications will be accepted. Pictures, site plans, floor plans, demolition plans (if applicable) and legal documentation must be uploaded into the Foundation School Program (FSP) System by July 15.