AFSA part of coalition against eliminating funding for Impact Aid Federal Properties
Submits written letter to Joint Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education and Related Agencies
"When Impact Aid was created in 1950, the federal government accepted the responsibility of a citizen, a
business owner, a landlord in helping to finance public education – in areas with a federal presence.
Today, Impact Aid provides critical funding to over 1,300 public school districts nationwide that educate
military children, children residing on Indian lands, children living in federal low-rent housing facilities,
children of civilian employees of the federal government, and the children in school districts with
significant tax-exempt federal property. "
-- Official statement to the Joint Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education and Related Agencies March 23, 2015.