Examining federal impact Aid's reimbursement for local school districts

Richard Buddin, Brian Gill, Ron Zimmer

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In 1950, Congress created the Federal Impact Aid Program to compensate local school districts for lost tax revenue or increased burdens resulting from federal activities, including the placement of military bases within school districts. Currently, Impact Aid provides nearly $1 billion per year in subsidies to approximately 1400 local school districts that enroll over 1.2 million eligible children. This current study examines the adequacy of the funding in the Impact Aid program as an example of how the existing public finance literature provides the tools to help policy makers make informed decisions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)534-543
Number of pages10
JournalContemporary Economic Policy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (all)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Public Administration


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