Impact Aid- School Construction Formula Grants, Recovery Act

To provide school construction assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) where the presence of children living on Federal property places a financial burden on the LEAs that educate them (Section 8003, ESEA).

Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2008: Funds are used by LEAs to replace fire/safety systems, repair HVAC systems, install waste water treatment facilities, repair lighting, electrical and air exchange systems, repair roofs, floors, and windows, and make other emergency repairs.

Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available

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

Fiscal Year 2008: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2009: For 2009, the program expects to award approximately 179 grants to eligible LEAs. Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Awards must be used for construction activities, including the preparation of drawings and specifications for school facilities; erecting, building, acquiring, altering, remodeling, repairing, or extending school facilities; and inspecting and supervising the construction of school facilities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Local (includes State-designated lndian Tribes, excludes institutions of higher education and hospitals: Elementary/Secondary Education

Beneficiary Eligibility

Education Professional; Student/Trainee; School; Education (0-8); Education (9-12)


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

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. No applications are required. Awards will be determined based on information from Impact Aid Section 8003 applications submitted for FY 2008.

Award Procedures

Funds are awarded according to a statutory formula, based on the number of eligible federally connected children in average daily attendance who are dependents of members of the uniformed services and children living on Indian lands.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate for application deadlines.


Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title VIII, as amended, and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), P.L. 111-5.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

The Department expects to obligate funds to SEAs within approximately one month after passage of ARRA.


An administrative law hearing is available for any LEA or State adversely affected by any action of the Secretary. The hearing must be requested under the time frame included in the program regulations.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.This program has no statutory formula. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

This is a one-time appropriation. Performance periods will vary depending on the type of project funded. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: N/A.

Post Assistance Requirements


Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

The LEA will be required to submit financial documentation to verify the appropriate use of funds.

In addition, the LEA will be required to provide a narrative on the outcome of the project and its impact on local employment.

ARRA-funded programs will report on how funds under this program are spent and the results of those expenditures.

Additional requirements may be included in grant award documents.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that receive financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 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 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


In accordance with the General Education Provision Act and program regulations, an LEA generally must retain records supporting its payment amount for 3 years after the last payment.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Formula Grants) FY 08 $0; FY 09 est $40,000,000; FY 10 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

For 2009, the range of awards is expected to be $2,000 - $5,125,000; the average award is expected to be $221,229.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Regulations are included in 34 CFR 222.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Catherine Schagh Department of Education, OESE, Impact Aid Programs 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington 20202-6244 Email: Phone: (202)260-3858

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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