Department of Defense Impact Aid (Supplement, CWSD, BRAC)


Reimbursement to local educational agencies (LEAs) for education related costs for military dependent children enrolled in the LEA during the specified school year.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of The Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
D - Direct Payments With Unrestricted Use
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001, Public Law 106-398, 20 U.S.C. 7703a-7703b
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Only LEAs eligible for Federal Impact Aid pursuant to Section 7703 of Title 20, U.S.C. may be eligible for one or more of the three independent DoD Impact Aid Programs.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Please see the DoD Impact Aid web site for detailed eligibility information:
The DoD Impact Aid for Children with Severe Disabilities Program annually notifies eligible LEAs that they may apply for DoD Impact Aid for Children with Severe Disabilities. a SD Form 816/816c must be submitted if the eligible LEA wants to apply. While no application is required for DoD Impact Aid Supplemental and Large Scale Rebasing, banking information will be required for award payments.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Congressional law dictates that the DoD acquires eligibility data from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Impact Aid Programs. Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Please see the DoD Impact Aid web site for applicable application procedures:
Award Procedure
LEAs are notified by mail/email. Financial assistance is deposited into a designated, verified LEA bank account.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days. Only DoD Impact Aid for Children with Severe Disabilities has an application deadline.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
There are no prescribed uses or restrictions on this financial assistance.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Although LEAs are not initially required to submit their cost justification with their application for Children with Severe Disabilities, it would be prudent to have a spreadsheet available to defend their submitted costs if it is requested by DoD prior to making an eligibility and payment determination.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
If the funds are appropriated by Congress, this financial assistance is available prior to September 30th of each fiscal year. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Department of Defense Education Activity Education Partnership and Resources
Headquarters Office
DoD Impact Aid
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350-1400 US
Phone: 571-372-5870
Fax: 770-268-7498
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use) FY 18$35,000,000.00; FY 19 est $49,999,998.00; FY 20 est $34,999,996.00; FY 17$35,000,000.00; FY 16$35,000,000.00; - Not Applicable
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not Applicable
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
See 20 United States Code SS 7703a and 7703b. See Department of Defense Instruction 1342.18. See the DoD Impact Aid Website:
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2018 The funding is distributed to school districts with large numbers of military impacted children, there are no individual projects; just the 2 types of DoD Impact Aid that determine how the funding is dispersed - Impact AidSupplemental and Impact Aid for Children with Sever Disabilities.


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