As a military community, Groton Public Schools receive annual Impact Aid grants from the Federal Department of Education, which is a significant portion of our budget and contributes to enriching the educational opportunities of all our students.  The amount we receive is based on how many of our school-aged population have parents that work or live on federal properties such as the Sub Base.  Over 1,700 Groton students are in this category making us eligible to receive a significant amount of funding that will benefit our schools and students.

What You Need To Do

  • Log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal in a web browser or mobile app on or after September 30, 2022.
  • Complete the 2022-2023 Federal Impact Aid Verification Form located on the Forms page. 
    • In the Mobile App tap More in the lower right-hand corner and tap on forms to see the Federal Impact Aid Verification form.  

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About the Form

  • Section I:

This section of the form will be pre-populated with your student's information.  Please correct any inaccurate information.

  • Section II:

In this section, please complete the information for parent/guardian 1 and 2.  If parent/guardian is Active Military, then select yes and select the Branch and Rank from the drop-down menus.  If the parent/guardian is not Active Military, then proceed to Section III.

  • Section III:

This should be completed if the student's parent/guardian was employed by either Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun, employed by any Federal branch (VA, Federal Reserve, etc) or worked for a private contractor on federal property such as the Sub Base. 

Commissioned submarines docked at Electric Boat are also considered federal property.  If you worked a half day or longer on a commissioned submarine on September 30th, please list the hull number and name of the submarine. This is based on employment on September 30th only.