Federal Impact Aid
Did you know Sahuarita USD is home to many families that are connected to the federal government?
This is important because the school district has the potential to receive federal funding for the purchase of textbooks, materials, personnel and other education-related expenditures based on the number of federally-connected students enrolled in our schools.
That’s why the district is asking our families to complete the Federal Impact Survey this year. The survey helps determine whether a student is federally-connected.
Federally-connected does not just mean military families. It includes:
- Active Duty Members of the Uniformed Services who work/live on Federal Property
- Active Full-Time Members of a foreign military who works/lives on Federal Property
- Civilians or Contractors who work on Federal Property
- Parent/Guardian who lives in Federally Supported Housing
The federal government collects this data from school districts and reimburses the district based on lost revenue from federally-connected properties.
The 2021 Federal Impact Aid survey period is open now through January 12, 2022, and it’s completely online.
Families will receive an email with snapcode to use to access the survey. This process Is similar to the one used during returning student registration. However, this snapcode is different than the one you may have used before.
We must receive information from every student. Thank you for your cooperation!
What is Impact Aid?
Every year Sahuarita Unified School District must apply for Federal Impact Aid funds from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds compensate SUSD for the loss of local tax dollars from the tax-exempt federal property in the Sahuarita area.
SUSD must conduct a federal residence and employment survey on a yearly basis to obtain a current count of families in the district who live on/or work on federal property. The results of our Impact Aid survey help support our request for these federal funds. This survey is critical to our district’s resources for students. The results of our Impact Aid survey help support our request for these federal funds.
How do I complete the online form?
Accessing the survey is done by using the link and snapcode provided in an email sent to families. If this is your first time accessing the survey, you may need to create an account. This allows you to securely save your work and come back at a later time if necessary. You can use your email address or cell phone number. If you already have an account, you can sign in and complete the form. (You should use the same account to complete forms for multiple children.)
What information is reported to the federal government?
The school district only reports the number of students living with families who live on and/or work on federal property. We do not report information about individual students in the Federal Impact Aid application.