Lesson 1: Overview of Impact Aid

Overview: Impact Aid programs from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Department of Defense (DoD) provide financial support to school districts serving military-connected children. School Liaisons need to know about Impact Aid in order to work with school leaders, parents, and installation commanders to ensure that school districts serving military-connected students receive the maximum amount of allowable funds.

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Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this lesson, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of ED Impact Aid and its role in supporting districts and schools.
  • Understand the origins and history of Impact Aid in the United States.