Impact Aid

What is Impact Aid?

 The purpose of Impact Aid is to provide formula grants to school districts burdened by the presence of nontaxable federal land and installations to make up for the lost revenues and additional costs associated with the federal presence. It is one of the few formula programs where Local Educational Agencies receive funds directly from the U.S. Department of Education rather than through their states. Impact Aid was first signed into law by President Harry S. Truman in 1950 and has been amended many times since then.

 This program provides a payment in lieu of local taxes otherwise collected for Local Educational Agencies that are burdened by the presence of nontaxable federal land and installations, but are nonetheless responsible for educating children of federal personnel who live and/or work on these properties. Except for money earmarked specifically for children with disabilities, the aid becomes part of the Local Educational Agencies regular budget, and no specific restrictions are placed on the use of the funds.

 What is the Annual Impact Aid Questionnaire?

 In an effort to hear the voices of our parents, community members, and Nez Perce Tribal leaders in the planning and development of our educational programs and activities, the following questionnaire was created. Please feel free to attach additional comments and ideas to the questionnaire. Comments are welcome anytime throughout the year.

Surveys may be submitted in the following ways:

By Mail:

Lapwai School District

404 S. Main St.

Lapwai, ID 83540

By Email:


At the Annual Meeting:

Thursday, 10/27/2022

Lapwai High School Gym Lobby


At the District Office:

404 South Main St.,  Lapwai, ID