The federal grant that enables the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) to provide this level of support is the 2019 Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Prevention and Control of Emerging Infectious Disease (ELC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The ELC grant - Reopening of Schools (NU50CK000548-02-06) is part of a financial assistance award totaling $63 million dollars for New Mexico schools and federal funds made available from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, P.L. 117- 2. The NMDOH is distributing over eighty five percent of this award to support school access to COVID-19 testing providers and services, in addition to direct funding. The NMDOH and the New Mexico Public Education Department are partnering in this effort.