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Federal Impact Aid Forms Due by Dec. 31, 2021

November 22nd, 2021

Parents/guardians who work on a federal property in Maryland and/or are a member of a uniformed service qualify HCPSS to receive additional federal funding. The Federal Impact Aid programs provide financial assistance to school districts that enroll federally connected children. At HCPSS, Impact Aid supplements the operating budget to enhance the teaching and learning that takes place in Howard County classrooms.

In order to qualify for funding, parents who identified themselves in Family File as working on federal property in Maryland or as active duty military should log in via HCPSS Connect Synergy to complete the Impact Aid form by confirming the information and providing a digital signature before Dec. 31, 2021.

If you did not complete Family File this year and work on federal property in Maryland or are active duty military, please log in and complete the Federal Impact Aid section of Family File prior to completing the Impact Aid form.

In instances where families are federally connected both by work location and membership in the uniformed services, the digital signature only needs to be completed by one parent.

To complete your online Impact Aid form:

  1. Log in to HCPSS Connect using parent/guardian credentials
  2. Select More Options from the left navigation
  3. Select Federal Impact Aid from the middle

The family’s federally connected information along with the digital signature will qualify the school system for applicable funding.

Learn more about the Impact Aid program and view answers to frequently asked questions online.

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