What is Impact Aid?

Each year, Oak Ridge Schools is eligible to apply for federal Impact Aid grant funds. Impact Aid is a federal formula grant program designed to assist local school districts that enroll federally-connected students.

Who are our federally-connected students?

Federally-connected students are:

  • children of active duty uniformed services personnel,
  • children who live on federal property or in subsidized federal housing, and
  • children whose parents are employed on eligible federal properties.

How can I help?

We need your assistance in identifying students with federal connections to ensure that ORS can obtain its fair share of funds from this program. Please complete, sign and date the Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid (which is under your parent portal in Skyward) for each school-aged student in your household, with information that is applicable as of  October 19, 2020. Information provided will be treated confidentially.


Here is a video explaining the purpose of the survey, as well as instructions for completing it: