Dear School and District Leaders,
We hope you have had a restful break and a smooth transition to the fall semester. As many of you know, the funding opportunity from the ELC Reopening of Schools grant has been extended to this upcoming school year.
We are writing to inform you that the reimbursement request and report process for expenses related to COVID-19 prevention, mitigation, and response will be reopened for School Year 2022-2023 on September 1, 2022. Like last year, it is available at www.nmschoolscovidtesting.com. We have not updated the emails or log-ins from last year. If you need your login information or a password reset, please submit a Password Assistance Request Form.
If you haven’t already signed your award letter on behalf of your school or district, please do so as soon as possible. To request a resend of your award letter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. This award letter was due August 31, 2022. Unless we have received a written request for an extension, we will assume that you are not participating in the program and will reallocate the funding assigned to your school or district.
In response to your feedback, we have made a few changes to the program. Please read through the Direct Funding Guidance page carefully before making a submission.
We are hosting a number of opportunities to ensure you’re aware of the process and support you in determining the best use of your funds:
- We will be holding training webinars on Monday, September 12 at 11:00 a.m. and Wednesday, September 21 at 3:00 p.m. to answer questions and go through the process. These will be recorded.
- We have reopened our Office Hours. These will be held three times a week. To register, visit this link: https://calendly.com/new-mexico-schools-covid-19-testing-program
- If you’re not available during Office Hours or you’d like to request a one-on-one meeting with the team to discuss your specific school, please email us at email@example.com.
Lastly, if your school business manager or finance director is not already on our mailing list, please make sure they have been added. Looping in your finance team to track expenses now is the best way to ensure your reimbursement request will be processed in a timely manner.