Impact Aid Survey Form Software System to Manage Federal
Claims for Education
What is Federal Impact Aid for
Primary and Secondary Education?
Many local school districts across the United States include within their
boundaries parcels of land that are owned by the Federal Government or that
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 the requirements of the No Child Left
Behind Act, while sometimes operating with less local revenue than is
available to other school districts, because the Federal property is exempt
from local property taxes.
The Impact Aid law (now Title VIII of the Elementary and Secondary
Education Act of 1965) has been amended numerous times since its inception
in 1950. The program continues, however, to support 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. The law refers to local school districts as local educational
agencies, or LEAs.
To secure this funding, school districts send survey forms to their
students' parents, collect the results, and submit the claim to the
Department of Education.
Information from the
Department of Education Impact Aid page
Helping the Washington DC Public School System
Process their Federal
Impact Aid Survey Forms and Secure Funding
you can imagine, the federal government has a lot of workers
and property in Washington, DC that don't pay local property
taxes to fund education.
Washington DC Public Schools (DCPS) consists of over 100 public
elementary and secondary schools and learning centers. Each year
DCPS sends out survey forms to determine the residential and parental
employment status of their students. This information is used
Impact Aid funding for students who live or have parents
who work on federal property.
Database Software Solution
By automating a process that was previously performed manually,
FMS helped DCPS achieve increased efficiency and accuracy with
an easy-to-use, easy-to-deploy, and easy-to-support, multiuser Microsoft Access application.
designed and deployed, the FMS software program includes reports and processes to help DCPS identify a larger number of federally
connected families, and file the forms to obtain federal
The software application increased federal funding which more than
paid for our services and allows DCPS to devote more resources
to their classrooms. The payoff will continue for years to
Let us know if your school system would benefit from more efficient
processing of Impact Aid survey forms to claim these
funds with our database application.
Additional Education Software Solutions from FMS
Why Choose FMS?
Founded in 1986, FMS is a privately held, small, minority owned business.
Our clients include businesses of all sizes, non-profits, and local and federal government agencies.
Our developers serve many local clients in the Mid-Atlantic, Washington DC metropolitan area. We also
have clients across the country from New York to California, and Florida to Alaska, in addition to
our international clients. Many of our custom solutions are deployed around the world with
language localization support. For the convenience of US Federal Government customers, FMS is on
the GSA Schedule
under contract number GS35F0336T.
With our experience, extensive code library, and tested processes, FMS offers great
solutions at very competitive prices.
Email or call us
at 703-356-4700 to learn more about our consulting services and how our staff of full-time
professionals can help you. FMS is located in Tysons Corner in Northern Virginia, just outside of