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Federal Cards

Students typically come home with the Federal Impact Aid Survey, or “Federal Card” as it is often referred to.

That piece of paper collects vital demographic information used in securing federal impact aid, a type of school funding, at districts all across the country. It is a big deal!

Schools typically rely on property tax revenue to educate students. School districts can lose that money due to the presence of a tax-exempt federal property nearby since the children of those employees aren’t paying property taxes.

That’s where Impact Aid comes in. The government uses the number of federally connected students at a district to determine how much money Uncle Sam sends over to educate children of federal employees whose parents live on federal land (like a military installation).

Districts can use the funding to hire more teachers, pay for curriculum and after-school enrichment programs and even cover the cost of new or improved facilities.

GREAT NEWS! THIS YEAR YOU CAN COMPLETE THIS SURVEY ONLINE!

This can be completed through your PowerSchool Parent Portal Account, which is also how you can review your student's grades and attendance online!

PowerSchool Parent Portal