FY 2022 Applications Open and Coronavirus Relief Act

The Impact Aid Program is pleased to announce that the Section 7002 and Section 7003 applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 are now available in the Impact Aid Grant System (IAGS). The deadline is Monday, February 1, 2021 at 11:59 P.M. Eastern time.  Late applications will receive a ten percent penalty on all payments arising from the application, so please file early.

On Friday, December 4, 2020 the President signed H.R. 8472, the Impact Aid Coronavirus Relief Act (the Act).  For FY 2022, the Act permits Section 7003 applicants the flexibility to use student count data from their reviewed prior year application, or apply as usual, using student count data from the 2020-2021 school year.  Section 7002 LEAs may submit the same reviewed application data used on the FY 2021 application, or apply as usual.

Instructions for taking advantage of this new option, including how to find a copy of your LEA’s FY 2021 application, are available below:

The Sec. 7003 User Guide explains which portions of the application are subject to the new flexibility.

Training Reminder

We will be hosting several trainings in the coming weeks. The upcoming “Ask An Analyst” sessions provide an open opportunity for LEAs to ask questions and receive assistance on completing the application.

Surveys for the 2020-2021 School Year

Many LEAs have expressed concerns about lower response rates on the required annual survey of Federally connected students for the FY 2022 Section 7003 grant application due to the COVID-19 pandemic. LEAs must conduct surveys after the fourth day of school and before January 31 (34 CFR 222.33).  In light of these concerns, the Impact Aid Program is providing a summary of available survey options, including electronic options, that are currently permissible under the statute and program regulations.

If you have any questions, please contact your State analyst or email Impact.Aid@ed.gov.

Late Submission Emails

The application submission confirmation email is incorrectly identifying applications as late if they were submitted between 7 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.  These applications are not late.

Here’s how to confirm that your application is timely filed:

  1. Click on LEAs on the top blue bar.
  2. Click on your school district’s record.
  3. Click on Applications (under your school district’s name).
  4. Click “View Application” for your FY 2021 application.  You will see your submit date and time at the top, under Submission Information.  This date will be in Eastern time.  Applications submitted on January 31, 2020 in Eastern time are timely filed.

Please send a message using the Get Help link above if you are concerned, and we will be happy to verify timely submission in writing.