Impact Aid_Facilities Maintenance

To maintain school facilities owned by the Department of Education and operated by local educational agencies (LEAs), and to transfer those facilities to the LEAs, where appropriate.

Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Additions of classrooms to existing buildings.

Repairs of schools to provide access for the disabled and to ensure the safety of building users.

Construction of a new school to replace three outdated facilities on a military base.

Agency - Department of Education

The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.

Program Accomplishments

Emergency repairs are made to schools with funds from this program. Some facilities are improved to the extent that LEAs accept ownership.

Uses and Use Restrictions

To maintain federally owned school facilities and restore or improve them where appropriate to enable an LEA to accept ownership.

The Department directly oversees construction projects, unless the LEA has agreed to accept transfer of the facility, in which case funds may be provided to the LEA to complete the project after the transfer.

This program is subject to non-supplanting requirements and must use a restricted indirect cost rate which is referenced under 34 CFR 76.563.

For assistance call the Office of the Chief Financial Officer/Indirect Cost Group on (202) 708-7770.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

LEAs that operate school facilities owned by the Department of Education.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Public elementary and secondary school children benefit.


Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Contact the Program Office for information.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

There is no application form for Section 8008 grants. Contact the program office for information.

Award Procedures

The Department of Education makes final decisions to fund projects.




Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, Title VIII, Section 8008, as amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time





Approved construction projects may be revised during construction, subject to appropriate approvals.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements


Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The length and terms of an award will be established prior to the award.

Post Assistance Requirements


In accordance with OMB Circular No.

A-102 (Attachments H and I) and Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) for direct project grant and contract programs, Part 100a, Subpart F.

See 34 CFR 74, Subpart H, Standards for Grantees Financial Management Systems.


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.


In accordance with OMB Circular No. A-102 (Attachment C) and Education Department General Administrative Regulations, for direct project grant and contract programs, Part 100a, Subpart F. See 34 CFR 74, Subpart H, Standards for Grantees Financial Management Systems.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Grants) FY 07 $4,950,000; FY 08 est $4,864,000; and FY 09 est $4,864,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance


Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Regulations are published at 34 CFR 222.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Department of Education, OESE Impact Aid Programs 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Rm. 3E105, FB-6 Washington DC 20202-6244. Contact: Catherine Schagh. E-mail: Telephone: (202) 260-3858.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Emergency repairs are funded as needed. Priority for more extensive projects is given to LEAs that agree to accept transfer of the school facility.

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