S.2959, the Supplemental Impact Aid Flexibility Act became law on January 21, 2022. The Impact Aid Program is launching the ability for you to apply this flexibility to your fiscal year (FY) 2023 grant application in the Impact Aid Grant System (IAGS) on Tuesday, January 25, 2022.
Instructions are below for Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) who have not yet submitted an application. You do not need to delete or restart your unsubmitted application in order to see the Flexibility Act checkbox under the Membership and ADA section of the 7003 application or on the first page of the 7002 application. In addition, the Section 7003 instructions document answers common questions about the survey documentation that your LEA will need to submit if you use the flexibility and your FY 2023 application is selected for a review.
- IAGS Instructions for Section 7002 Application – FY 2023 Flexibility
- IAGS Instructions for Section 7003 Application – FY 2023 Flexibility
- VIDEO: How to Apply the Flexibility to a 7003 Application (11 minutes)
- Please see the chart on page 2 and 3 for the specific data points that are covered under the new flexibility. Some sections of the application cannot be copied from the prior year, including the “Expenditures for CWD” and “Indian Policies and Procedures” sections.
The application deadline remains January 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern time.
LEAs that have already submitted the application will be able to submit an amendment if they wish to use student count data from their FY 2022 application when calculating their FY 2023 payment. We are working on adding this functionality to the IAGS and will update you when it is possible to submit an amendment that takes advantage of the statutory change.
The Impact Aid Program Office is offering three “Ask an Analyst” sessions before the application deadline of January 31, 2022. The sessions on January 25, 26, and 27 have no agenda and are open to all application-related questions, including those concerning the procedures above. Go to the webinar announcement page for the scheduled dates and times and the Microsoft Teams link. Registration is not required to attend these sessions.