ED to Soon Launch Impact Aid Competition

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.

Funding

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.

Webinar

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.

Other Grants

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.

Contact: Last year’s NOFA; Amanda Ognibene amanda.ognibene@ed.gov, Julius Cotton; 202/ 245-6140, julius.cotton@ed.gov; EducationGrantInquiries@ed.gov, Impact.Aid@ed.gov

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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