Impact Aid for Large Scale Rebasing Program

The Impact Aid for Large Scale Rebasing Program was established to help local education agencies that are heavily impacted by the increase or reduction in military dependent student enrollment resulting from large scale rebasing. When funds are appropriated by Congress, the program provides financial assistance to eligible LEAs to adjust to the changes.


Eligible LEAs have (or would have had) at least 20 percent military dependent students in average daily attendance in their schools, as counted on their Federal Impact Aid application for the preceding year. They would also have an overall increase or reduction of no less than 5 percent military dependent students or no less than 250 military dependent students as a direct result of large scale rebasing.

The data submitted by LEAs to the Department of Education on the Federal Aid Impact Program applications determines an LEA's eligibility for the Impact Aid for Large Scale Rebasing Program. The DoD notifies LEAs of their eligibility and works with Department of Education to clarify or resolve any funding eligibility issues. The program is certified yearly with information provided by LEAs to the Department of Education on the Federal Impact Aid Form. Eligible LEAs will be contacted and requested to submit a Standard Form 3881, ACH Vendor/ Miscellaneous Payment Enrollment Form to the Department of Defense Education Activity Educational Partnership. Call the DoDEA Educational Partnership at 571-372-6026 for more information.

Funding and payment

Funding awards and levels vary according to the number of eligible LEAs and their military dependent students, and the amount of yearly appropriations by Congress.

Congress does not always appropriate funds for DoD Impact Aid for Large Scale Rebasing and has not appropriated any funding for this program since fiscal year 2007.

Eligible LEAs do not have to do anything until contacted by a DoD representative regarding the eligibility for the funding. When funds are appropriated by Congress, eligible school districts will be contacted and receive funds by electronic transfer.

Use of funds

When funding is appropriated by Congress, no restrictions regarding how eligible school districts should spend Impact Aid Program funds exist, and no statutory requirements mandate school districts report on the use of these funds.

Local education agencies receiving DoD grants may be required to complete Office of Management and Budget - Grants Management Forms, which include the following:




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