Lesson 1 Summary

Key Points:

  • 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 or are located on federally connected land.
  • Schools that receive Impact Aid sometimes operate with less local revenue than what is available to other districts because Federal property is exempt from local property taxes.
  • Impact Aid Programs support local districts with concentrations of children that reside on Indian lands, military bases, low-rent housing properties or other federal properties, and to a lesser extent, concentrations of children who have parents in the military or employed on eligible Federal properties.

Looking Forward: Next, learn about ED Impact Aid funding and eligibility requirements for districts.