Last Updated: May 09, 2014
At present, Impact Aid Section 8002 funding is a $67 million line item, which provides funding to over 200 school districts in 29 states as a replacement for the lost local revenue caused by the federal presence. In some small, rural communities, the Federal Government is the largest landowner. Therefore, smaller and rural districts would be disproportionately affected by the proposed Section 8002 cuts. The proposed cuts would cause financial harm as Impact Aid supports personnel and professional development, academic materials, transportation, technology, and other general operating expenses.
The Rural Trust joins other educational organizations in urging Congress to continue funding Impact Aid Federal Properties. Read the joint letter here: May 2014 Impact Aid Section 8002 Letter
For more information, visit National Association of Federally Impacted Schools