I need your support with this very important Impact Aid mission;
One I know we can accomplish together!
How can we make the goal of 80-100% completion of Impact Aid forms and ensure ALL military/federally impacted families (MFIF) have completed their Impact Aid forms?
We need everyone’s support in completing Impact Aid Forms for Groton Public Schools! Login to PowerSchool Parent Portal to complete the form!
How does this effect my student?
The Impact Aid grant is worth over $4 million annually, and the funds go directly to Groton, for the district operating budget.
The funds support ALL our schools and benefits ALL students and families!
It provides Supplemental Impact Aid, which supports Technology, including Smart boards in the classrooms, two-to-one student chrome books, laptops, and iPads!
We have also been the recipient of competitive Department of Defense Educational Activity Grants valued at over $6 million, which has been used for technology, literacy, math, science STEM, STEM careers, World Language since 2014! And next year, we plan to look for DoDEA grant to Magnetize Our Magnet Schools and IB World District, while enhancing our community partnerships to prepare students for their futures!
Impact Aid BackGroundAs 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.
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.