Parents & Community Resources
Rental/Housing/Utility Assistance:On April 5, the Department of Finance and Administration and the City of Albuquerque will begin accepting applications for rental assistance and utility assistance. More than $170 million in federal assistance that was granted to New Mexico as part of the relief act passed in December 2020!
To apply and for more information about requirements, go to https://www.renthelpnm.org/.
Pandemic-EBT Information:The NM Human Services Department has established the Yes New Mexico portal where parents ) can now access student information on the Pandemic-EBT program. Through the portal, parents can look up their students' information and validate, update, or change their address or request a new P-EBT card.
CLICK HERE for the YesNM Portal
CLICK HERE for instructions to set up your YesNM account information
If your family is in need of other resources at this time due to COVID-19, please visit www.newmexico.gov or call the respective numbers provided by our state for further information/guidance:
1-833-551-0518 All other information including food, supplies, & childcare.
NMPED Guidance for Support During Remote Learning
Supporting Student Growth at Home
Apoyo Para Familias Durante El Aprendizaje Remoto
NMPED Family Resource Packet
US Department of Education Parent Resources and Information:Contact ED’s Information Resource Center for information on ED programs, resources, and events at 1-800-USA-LEARN.
Specific activities and resources include:
- "Education News Parents Can Use," a television series about ways to ensure children’s educational success. The third Tuesday of each month during the school year, Education News provides parents with the tools and information they need to be effectively involved in their children’s learning.
- EDPubs, the Department’s Publication Center has a multitude of free materials and resources that can assist schools, parents, communities, and organizations in encouraging and maximizing parental involvement.
- The Achiever, a biweekly electronic newsletter that provides information, events and announcements about No Child Left Behind.
- National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools, funded through the Southwest Regional Educational Laboratory (SEDL) by the Department’s Institute of Education Sciences, bridges research and practice to remove barriers to student achievement. The Center links people with research-based information and resources that they can use to effectively connect schools, families, and communities. The Center reviews emerging findings and research to develop an online database, annual conferences and annual reports to help advance procedural knowledge and provides training and networking across the regional educational laboratory system to link research findings to practice.