December 2023 – News You Can Use

Now is the time to start your fiscal Year (FY) 2025 application.  Get started today with your LEA’s application today and cross one thing off your to do list!

FY 2025 Application Update by the Numbers

  • FY 2025 applications are due on January 31, 2024, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
  • Applications received after the deadline are assessed a 10% late penalty.
  • To date, 92% of school districts that applied last year have not started an application.
  • To date, 3.4 % of school districts that applied last year do not have an active core user account for the Impact Aid Grant System.
  • To date, 38% of active users have not yet signed in with a account.

Impact Aid Grant System (IAGS) System Reminders

If you have not logged into the IAGS since August 29, 2023, you likely not completed the required Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) setup process through Login.Gov.  For more information about account setup, visit this page on our portal November 2023 – News You Can Use.

Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Payments Update

The Impact Aid Program has begun releasing basic support payments for local educational agencies (LEAs) that have requested an early payment.  We have released 941 payments set at 50% proration and $500 per weighted student unit for Children with Disabilities (CWD).

If your LEA will require an FY 2024 initial Impact Aid payment before December 30, 2023, to meet operational expenses, you can request an expedited payment through the Impact Aid Grant System (IAGS). Go to this link for instructions for submitting the request through IAGS.  We will release additional payments as we receive additional funds in the future.

Upcoming Webinars

Does your LEA have staff who are new to Impact Aid or need a refresher?

Join the Impact Aid staff in an upcoming webinar.  Our webinars are FREE and open to all. Click this link for a complete schedule through September 2024. Check out our offerings through January below.

Topic Date Eastern Time Pacific Time Link to Register
Section 7002 Overview 12/7/2023 2 PM 11 AM Register Here
IAGS Navigation 1/11/2024 3 PM 12 PM Register Here
Ask an Analyst 1/25/2024 3 PM 12 PM Register Here
Ask an Analyst 1/29/2024 2 PM 11AM Register Here


You can submit questions from inside the application system when you need help, send an email to or contact your analyst directly at Impact Aid Staff.


Listserv Changes

In January, we will be transitioning to a new listserv platform.  Your subscription will automatically roll over to the new platform.  We will update our website with new listserv registration links once available.


Faatimah Muhammad,

Impact Aid Program, Director