Impact Aid discretionary construction grants fund emergency repairs and modernization of school facilities to certain eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) that receive Impact Aid.
- Emergency repair grants must be used to repair, renovate, or alter a public elementary or secondary school facility to ensure the health, safety, and well being of students and school personnel.
- Modernization grants may be used to extend a public elementary or secondary school facility to ease overcrowding and provide facilities that support a contemporary educational program.
The law specifies that applications for Emergency grants receive first and second priority in the competition, while applications for Modernization grants are treated as third and fourth priorities. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended, authorizes Impact Aid discretionary construction grant under Section 7003(b).
NOTE: Eligible if there’s a school facility emergency the Secretary has determined poses a health or safety hazard to students and school personnel.