If you have questions concerning the Impact Aid Survey contact the Federal Programs office 303-365-5816.

Impact Aid

Military parent and their childrenThe boundaries of many local school districts across the nation include parcels of land that are owned by the federal government or have been removed from the local tax rolls by the federal government, including Indian lands. These school districts face special challenges — they must provide a quality education to the children living on the Indian and other federal lands and meet all federal education requirements, while sometimes operating with less local revenue than is available to other school districts because the federal property is exempt from local property taxes.

Since 1950, Congress has provided financial assistance to these affected school districts through the Impact Aid Program. Impact Aid was designed to assist school districts that have lost property tax revenue due to the presence of tax-exempt federal property or that have experienced increased expenditures due to the enrollment of federally connected children, including children living on Indian lands. The program supports local school districts with concentrations of children who reside on Indian lands, military bases, low-rent housing properties and other federal properties, or who have parents in the uniformed services or employed on eligible federal properties.

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How Does Aurora Public Schools Qualify for Impact Aid?

To qualify for Impact Aid funding, the district may conduct a yearly survey to determine the number of students attending an APS school whose parents/guardians are on active duty in the armed forces or actively employed by companies working on government contracts. Parent/guardian participation in this survey is critical to the district obtaining funding from the Impact Aid Program. See below for further information on the survey.

In order to be eligible for the Impact Aid Program, a school district must have:

  1. At least 400 federal students in their Average Daily Attendance count; OR
  2. At least 3% of all children in the district’s Average Daily Attendance must be federally connected.

Completing the survey is the only way APS can verify and demonstrate these requisite numbers.

Has APS ever qualified for the Impact Aid Grant?

No. Over the last 8 years, APS has attempted to certify enough participants but
has yet to meet the threshold to begin a Federal Impact Aid application.

How Can You Help?

If a member of your family is on active duty in the armed forces or actively employed by companies working on government contracts, please ensure you are updating your address through Infinite Campus Parent Portal and the Centralized Admissions Office. We compile the data through the Military Service questions on new enrollments and updated annually with the Student Check-In process.

How Do School Districts Use Impact Aid?

Most Impact Aid funds are considered general aid to school districts. Accordingly, districts may use the funds in whatever manner they choose in accordance with their local and state requirements. School districts use Impact Aid for a wide variety of expenses, including the salaries of teachers and teacher aides; purchasing textbooks, computers, and other equipment; after-school programs and remedial tutoring; advanced placement classes; and special enrichment programs.


Buckley School Liaison:
Tom V. Cox, GS-11, DAF
School Liaison Officer / EFMP-FS
Buckley AFB, CO 80011
Ph: 720-847-6694/6681
Fax: 720-847-6697
Aurora Public Schools:
Amy J. Beruan
Director, Federal Programs
Title I, Title II, Title III, Title VII, Title IX (X
Aurora Public Schools
15701 E. 1st. Ave, Suite 106
Aurora, CO 80011
303-365-5816 ext. 28474

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