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ESEA: Impact Aid Basic Support Payments and Payments for Children with Disabilities - 2004

Program Goal: To provide appropriate financial assistance for federally connected children who present a genuine burden to their school districts
Objective 8.1 of 2: Make payments in a timely manner
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Timeliness of payments: The percent of eligible applicants who receive initial Basic Support and Children With Disabilities payments within 60 days after the enactment of an appropriation.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of applicants paid within 60 days of appropriation.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997
75
 
1998
87
 
1999
13
90
2000
96
90
2001
73
90
2002
63
90
2003
98
90
2004
95
90
2005
 
90
Status: Target exceeded

Progress: The Impact Aid Program continues to exceed the performance target in making timely payments to eligible applicants.

Explanation: Program managers have implemented performance standards for Impact Aid Program staff that support this performance target, supporting continued successful performance.  
Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: March 2004
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

 

Objective 8.2 of 2: Make accurate payments
Indicator 8.2.1 of 1: Overpayment forgiveness requests: The number of requests to forgive overpayments of Basic Support Payments, and payments for Children With Disabilities.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Number of requests to forgive overpayments of Basic Support Payments
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1999
5
10
2000
2
10
2001
10
10
2002
4
10
2003
3
10
2004
 
10
2005
 
10
Status: Target exceeded

Progress: The Impact Aid Program continues to improve payment accuracy, resulting in a reduced number of requests for overpayment forgiveness

Explanation: Review procedures have been implemented in recent years that have reduced the number of payment errors.  
Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: October 2004
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

 

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