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ESEA: Impact Aid Basic Support Payments and Payments for Children with Disabilities - FY 2005


CFDA Number: 84.041 - Impact Aid

Program Goal: To provide appropriate financial assistance for federally connected children who present a genuine burden to their school districts

Objective 1 of 2: Make payments in a timely manner
Indicator 1.1 of 1: Timeliness of payments: The percentage of eligible applicants who receive initial Basic Support and Children With Disabilities payments within 60 days after the enactment of an appropriation.
 
Measure 1.1.1 of 1: 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
94
90

Source: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, grantee submitted electronic data files.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: April 2006
 
Explanation: The FY 2005 target was exceeded. The actual percentage of eligible applicants who received Impact Aid Basic Support and Children with Disabilities payments (Impact Aid) within 60 days of appropriation exceeded the FY 2005 target by 4 percent. The Department attributes this increase to the continued enhancements to the Impact Aid System in conjunction with higher performance monitoring standards
 
Objective 2 of 2: Make accurate payments
Indicator 2.1 of 1: Overpayment forgiveness requests: The number of requests to forgive overpayments of Basic Support Payments, and payments for Children With Disabilities.
 
Measure 2.1.1 of 1: 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
3
10
2005
2
10

Source: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, grantee submitted electronic data files.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: September 2005

Limitations: At the time of response, the data were incomplete. Final figures will not be available until September 30, 2005; however, the data are not expected to change.
 
Explanation: The FY 2005 target was exceeded. The actual number of applicants who requested forgiveness from October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2005 totaled 2, exceeding the FY 2005 target by 8 cases. The Department attributes this increase to the continued enhancements in the Impact Aid System in conjunction with higher performance monitoring standards.
 

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