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Title V: Innovative Programs State Grants


To provide supplemental federal funds to school districts for assistance with local education reform efforts, which align with and support statewide reform efforts.  There is great flexibility within Title V-A with 27 approved uses for these funds.

Funds must be used for

  1. Specific activities for increased student academic achievement and improved teacher quality as listed in the approved application
  2. Implementation of an overall education reform strategy or plan


Funds may be used for

  1. Activities to support increased student achievement
  2. Activities to support improved teacher quality
  3. Media support, class size reduction programs, implementation of promising practices
  4. Magnet schools, adult literacy, gifted and talented programs
  5. Technology, library services, curriculum materials,
  6. Drop out prevention
  7. Community services programs
  8. Consumer, economic, and personal finance education for students
  9. School nurses, CPR training for staff
  10. Alternative education programs for students who have been suspended or expelled
  11. Preschool programs
  12. Service learning programs, school safety programs
  13. Purchase and implementation of short –cycle assessments

Funds may not be used for

  • Activities and services not specified in the approved application
  • Meeting basic state-mandated educational and program requirements

Lisa Hamilton
Title I Bureau – Title V
120 South Federal Place, Room 206
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Ph. (505) 827-1864
Fax (505) 827-1826