Federal Aid Impact Form and Council of Elders

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 11:26am

Federal Impact Aid Form

Federal Impact Aid Forms due by December 12. There are only a few days remain for eligible parents/guardians to complete the Impact Aid section of Family File. 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. In 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 to complete the Impact Aid form by confirming the information and providing a digital signature before December 12. (See directions below)

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.

If you submitted a form before September 30, it must be redone. 

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.


The Council of Elders:

TCOE Community Academy on Social Emotional Well-Being: Join HCPSS and the Council of Elders (TCOE) virtually on December 10 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. for an engaging session regarding student well-being. HCPSS staff will provide information about mental health resources within the school system and representatives from the National Alliance on Mental Illness will share how to identify behaviors that affect your child’s social/emotional well-being and strategies to openly discuss suicide prevention and mental health awareness (such as depression and anxiety). This session is for families of students at the elementary, middle, or high level. To register, please complete the registration form linked here. Please see the flier for more information.