Federal Programs

Notice to Private School Officials:

Your students may be eligible for federal education services under Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund of the CARES Act. These funds are emergency relief funds as a result in the Covid-19 health crisis. 


If your school intends to participate in the CARES Act program, there are a number of steps you must take. Because these programs operate under the umbrella of Santa Fe Public Schools, programs in the private nonprofit schools are considered public school programs. If participating, private school programs must operate through and with consultation, support, planning, and monitoring by the district.


We invite you to participate in a consultation meeting that will be held via Zoom, on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM. The meeting will be hosted here: https://zoom.us/j/94244165212?pwd=RWRmU0dIVFFYNTV0QzRPb3B0V1kydz09

Meeting ID: 942 4416 5212   Password: 3V6tnQ

For more information, please contact:

Ryanne Cooper, Federal Programs Coordinator rcooper@sfps.k12.nm.us 


Title I, Part A Program

The Title I, Part A program helps students in high poverty schools meet the same high academic standards expected of all children. Title I, Part A funding is distributed to districts primarily based on poverty as determined by the US Census Bureau. Title I, Part A funds are used to address the academic needs of students. For school year 2019-2020, Santa Fe Public Schools has twenty-one schools participating in school-wide Title I programs, one neglected children site, and one participating private nonprofit (PNP) school. 

Parent Right to Know
Please click here to view information on parents' right to know information on teacher qualifications at Title I Schools.

Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program 
Teachers at Title I schools may be eligible for student loan forgiveness. Please visit Federal Student Aid's website for more information: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/teacher

Title I, Part D Program
The Title I, Part D program improves educational services for children and youth in local and State institutions for neglected or delinquent children and youth so that they have the opportunity to meet the same high academic standards all children in the State are expected to meet. For the current year, Santa Fe Public Schools provides Title I, Part D funds to the Santa Fe County Youth Development Program. 

Title II, Part A Program
The purpose of the Title II, Part A program is to increase academic achievement by improving teacher and principal quality. This program is carried out by:

  • increasing the number of high qualified teachers in classrooms
  • increasing the number of highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools
  • increasing the effectiveness of teachers and principals by holding school districts and schools
  • accountability for improvements in student academic achievement 

Title IV, Part A Program Title IV, Part A focuses on well-rounded educational opportunities for students. Through this program, SFPS Office of Student Wellness programs provide social-emotional support for at-risk students; as well as district-wide college and career support for high school students.


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