EPISD Urges Parents to Complete Survey to Receive Federal Grants

EPISD Urges Parents to Complete Survey to Receive Federal Grants

POSTED: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 9:37am

UPDATED: Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 2:08pm

EL PASO- EPISD is asking parent to complete a federal survey this week so the district can receive millions of dollars in federal grants.

EPISD expects to receive $4.3 million in federal funds as parents of military and federally-connected students fill out a federal survey. Parents will receive the survey beginning Oct. 3 asking them to verify or update the information on the form so that the school district may be eligible to receive federal funding for students whose parents live and or work on federal property.

Last year, EPISD received $4.1 in Federal Impact Aid.

The Impact Aid law provides assistance to local school districts with concentrations of children residing on Indian reservations, military base, low-rent housing properties or other federal properties. To a lesser extent, Impact Aid also includes children with parents working for the federal government.

This includes parents of students who work on federal land including civilians and those who work for contractors on federal land.

Impact Aid money can help pay for construction and remodeling to accommodate federally-connected students or for the education of all students.

EPISD educates more than 5,000 military students on an annual basis at campuses throughout the district.

For more information, call Jacqui Lax 881-2367.

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Does this survey apply to non U.S. citizen children's parents as well?

Lets face it, if they can't then the school loses money so everyone elses children get penalized for it when it comes to the school's federal grant system.

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