Financial Assistance for Schools With Military Children

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Ok, crazy idea: What if you could help your child’s school get more funding? Well, you can. Through the Department of Defense’s Impact Aid for Military Connected School Districts, you can help your school get more money. Just fill out and turn in the Impact Aid form or survey, and the Department of Education provides extra money for schools with a large number of military students. Why? Because schools districts near federal property, like military installations, lose local tax dollars because federal property is exempt from local property taxes.

The DoD Impact Aid for Military Connected School Districts program serves military-connected local education agencies. As an annual congressional allotment, not a Department of Defense-funded program, it has three components:

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