New Instructional Facility Allotment Program

Although the New Instructional Facilities Allotment (NIFA) is currently authorized in statute, the legislature has not appropriated funds for the program for the 2012–2013 or 2014–2015 biennia.

The Texas Education Code (TEC), §42.158, enacted by Senate Bill 4 of the 76th Texas Legislature, 1999, created the NIFA for public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools. 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