Impact Aid

  • Impact Aid surveys are mailed home the first week of November to parents/guardians who are active duty military members. Completed surveys allow Lewis-Palmer School District to apply for the Federal Impact Aid Grant, which assists school districts who educate federally-connected children. Since the money we receive is directly affected by the number of children claimed in our application, we ask that you please take the time to complete your survey and return it to your child's school.



  • You will find the survey posted here each year beginning in November.

    We ask families to please return the completed surveys by the end of November. Surveys may be dropped off at the District Administration Building or any district school, faxed to 719-785-4218, emailed to JTaylor@lewispalmer.org, or mailed to:

    Lewis-Palmer School District

    Attn: Impact Aid

    PO Box 40

    Monument, CO 80132

    If you receive a survey but are no longer active duty military, please let us know so we can remove you from future mail-outs.

    Thank you for your service and your support in applying for this grant!

    Jim Taylor, District Registrar

    719-488-4701


How Impact Aid Helps D38

  • Unfortunately, District 38 does not receive the amount of Impact Aid that other local districts are awarded. For instance, Academy District 20 and Fountain-Fort Carson District 8 have schools located on military installations. This, coupled with a much larger student population with active-duty military parents, nets them millions of dollars in Impact Aid every year.

    Students in District 38 who have a parent on active duty make up about 5% of our overall student population. We just barely meet the threshold of 3% to even apply for this grant; therefore, every survey counts! The money we receive is used for general expenditures as well as Special Education services that aren't already funded by the state or federal government. We partner with Monument Academy to apply for this grant every year, and the portion of money attributed to Monument Academy students is given directly to the school. 

    Here is a breakdown of the payments Lewis-Palmer School District has received over the last 10 years:

    School Year   Payment

    2009-2010   $26,241

    2010-2011   $30,294

    2011-2012   $31,304

    2012-2013   $24,877

    2013-2014   $32,736

    2014-2015   $38,992

    2015-2016   $36,499

    2016-2017   $32,537

    2017-2018   $28,184

    2018-2019   $25,339 (final payment not received yet)

    Total           $307,003