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    New Instructional Facility Allotment (NIFA) Program


    The Texas Education Code (TEC), §42.158, enacted by Senate Bill 4 of the 76th Texas Legislature, 1999, created the New Instructional Facility Allotment (NIFA) for public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools. The NIFA is provided for operational expenses associated with the opening of a new instructional facility and is available to all public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools that construct new instructional facilities that meet the requirements of the statute and rules.

    NIFA Program Description

    Law and Rules
    Foundation School Program (FSP) System Online NIFA Training

    20092010 NIFA Information

    The 2009–2010 NIFA application cycle is now closed. 2009–2010 NIFA applications have been processed, and preliminary awards have been posted to the Summary of Finances.

    20082009 NIFA Information

    The 20082009 NIFA application cycle is closed. The first of the following documents provides information concerning the 20082009 preliminary NIFA allocations, and the second shows district-level 20082009 award amounts.

    19992000 Through 20072008 NIFA Information *

    The TEA has made the final determinations of the NIFA amounts for the 19992000 through 20072008 school years. These determinations were based on the information about the number of days of instruction in each new campus submitted by the applicants and a final, actual count of ADA in each eligible campus obtained from the PEIMS for each applicable six-week period. A list follows of documents that show the districts that received NIFA allocations and the final NIFA amount for each.

    * Please note that if the total amount that districts were eligible to receive for a particular year exceeded the legislative appropriation for that year, the final awards were prorated.

    For more information, please contact Cassie Huggins of the State Funding Division at (512) 463-9232 or

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