Example Expenses

The following expenses have been preapproved for reimbursement, providing that your school or district qualifies for direct funding, you submit adequate documentation for the expense(s), and your submission relates to COVID-19 prevention, mitigation, and response in SY2021-2022. If you are unsure of whether an expense is reimbursable, contact us.

Expense DetailExpense CategoryExamples
Classroom/Building Improvements (must provide in-depth justification; preapproval recommended)Capital Improvements

HEPA air purifiers

Isolation RoomCapital Improvements

Materials to create isolation rooms.

Outdoor Learning Environments (must provide in-depth justification) Other expenses related to COVID-19 prevention, mitigation, and responseCapital Improvements

Umbrellas and Canopies for outside learning, lunch tables

Biohazardous Waste ManagementServices
Equipment, Waste Management Services, Licensing Fee Services

HEPA air purifiers, Items required for testing sites, Covid-19 testing disposal services, CLIA Certificate of Waiver, Pulse Oximeter Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitors, thermometers

Community Outreach and Communication  Services

Paper, translation services, printing services, Covid-19 testing site signs

Testing vendorsServices
Behavioral health training for staff to support students with COVID-19-related traumaServices

Contact info@nmschoolscovidtesting.com with specific training requests.

Community Outreach and Communication materialsSupplies


Equipment for testing stations/testersSupplies

Biohazardous waste bags, Technology, Storage for testing-related data (consent forms, etc.), Signage

Test kitsSupplies

Home tests for distribution, and on-site tests.

Proportion of salary and benefits for staff that perform some duties related to COVID-19 prevention, mitigation, and response.Staff

Health service staff duties related to covid-19 prevention, mitigation, and response. Covid-19 response team, meetings before or after school hours. Time needed for staff/faculty to document things like covid results, and store items like covid tests.

Stipends and appropriate percentage of benefits for staff that performed additional duties related to COVID-19 prevention, mitigation and response.Staff

Staff that spent extra hours or went above and beyond their typical duties to coordinate COVID-19 programs, perform tests, participate in outreach, etc.

Salary and benefits for staff that only perform duties related to COVID-19 prevention, mitigation, and response.Staff

Nurse, COVID-19 Coordinator, janitorial staff.

Expense DetailExpense CategoryExamples