New Instructional Facility Allotment Program

The Texas Education Code (TEC), §42.158, enacted by Senate Bill 4 of the 76th Texas Legislature, 1999, created the New Instructional Facilities Allotment (NIFA) for public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools. The legislature did not provide funding under this allotment for the 2011–2012 through 2014–2015 school years. However, funding has been made available for the 2015–2016 and 2016–2017 school years. This allotment provides operational expenses associated with the opening of a new instructional facility. The NIFA 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



For more information, contact:

Office of School Finance

Cassie Huggins 

 (512) 463-9232