The Education Dept.-ED (Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, OESE) will soon open for competition the FY 2017 Impact Aid Section 8002 grants (CFDA Number: 84.041) program.
Eligibility: Schools, governments, school districts, colleges and nonprofits; Funding: TBA (no match required); Deadline: Jan. 31.
Summary: Even though the funding is allocated on a formula basis, distressed school districts must still apply in order to receive the money. This is the ED grants program for schools in communities with military bases, Indian reservations and other federal property. The grants replace the local tax revenues lost because of the significant federal presence in the communities that otherwise would not have the tax funds for school projects.
The final funding level hasn’t yet been determined, officials tell us. The funding level is usually in the $60-million range. They are making the notice available as soon as possible to let school districts begin on their applications.
The Impact Aid Program will present a webinar on July 23 to help grant seekers prepare for submission of your next Impact Aid application. ED officials say that the most important thing for grant seekers is to obtain the appropriate data that is properly certified. The webinar will explain the information they need to obtain and what needs to be certified.
Applicants must register for each webinar by going here: click on Training Center, and Upcoming to see the available dates.
These are different from the ED Aid Discretionary Construction Grant Program (CDFA Number: 84.041C) competition. These 60-month grants are open to K-12 schools and school districts which are already receiving formula grants through the Impact Aid program. Impact Aid funding is reserved for school districts impacted by serving large numbers of Native American, military and low-income children. These discretionary grants go for high priority emergency repairs and modernization of school facilities. The competition runs on a different funding track.