Santa Fe LEAP

The City of Santa Fe Learn, Earn, Achieve Program (SF LEAP) was launched in 2022 by Mayor Alan Webber.




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Pilot Features  
Number of Participants100 individuals
Median Household Income$17,664 per year
Program DatesOctober 2021-September 2022
EligibilityStudents from the Expanding Opportunities for Young Families (EOYF) program, age 30 or under, who are the primary caretaker to at least one child (under 18), have an income of less than 200% of the federal poverty line, and are enrolled in a degree or certificate program (or have taken at least one class prior to Fall 2021) at Santa Fe Community College.

About Santa Fe LEAP

The goal of SF LEAP is to assist young parents attain their educational goals so that they are able to provide a stable income for themselves and their families in the future. The funding supports one hundred young parents making less than 200% of the federal poverty level (about $34,000 for a family of two or $52,000 for a family of four) enrolled in a certificate or degree program at the Santa Fe Community College (SFCC). Randomly selected students who qualify for assistance receive a monthly income of $400 for a year.

Data last updated on 9/30/2023.

Spending Breakdown

The data in this pie chart shows aggregate spending for guaranteed income participants in Santa Fe, NM. This includes all non-cash expenditures from the participants' bank accounts, not just those that are from the guaranteed income they received.

Spending breakdown

Retail sales and services accounted for the largest share of spending, at 38.99%, followed by Food and groceries (32.49%) and Transport related expenses (8.26%).


The guaranteed income was just such breath of fresh air to my small family.”


Santa Fe LEAP

Santa Fe, NM

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