Moore County's Impact Aid page

Impact Aid


Federal Impact Aid is designed to assist local school districts that have lost tax revenue due to the presence of tax-exempt federal property, or experienced increased expenditures due to the enrollment of federally connected children. Active duty military, contractors and civilian employees who work on federal property and those who live in federal housing are eligible to participate. Money received from Federal Impact Aid is used to offset costs on campuses with federally connected students.

Impact Aid Surveys are completed annually and all federally connected students must submit a new form each year. Due to reporting requirements, we cannot combine families onto one survey which means we need one form for each child enrolled in Moore County Schools. Our annual Impact Aid Survey takes place each October.


Federally connected students are define as student whose parents, step-parents, or guardians are...

  • Currently serving on active duty or are a member of the National Guard or Reserves serving on active duty or deployed. Students of military parents DO NOT have to reside with the parent.
  • Work on federal property (regardless of classification) in the state of North Carolina. Students of parents working on federal property MUST reside with the parent to be eligible.
  • An accredited foreign government official or a foreign military officer.
  • Residing in federal housing. The student must reside with the parent to be eligible.

Military-connected student for the Military Student Identifier are defined as...

  • Students with a parent, step-parent or guardian currently serving on active duty.
  • Students residing with a National Guard/Reserve service member, retired service member, or veteran.
  • Students whose deceased parent, step-parent or guardian served in the military.

2019-2020 Impact Aid Survey & ESSA Military Student Identifier

Moore County School system's 2019-2020 Impact Aid Survey will begin on Tuesday, October 8th. Survey's should be turned in by Tuesday, October 15th. All K-8 students in Area 1 (Carthage, Whispering Pines, Vass) and Area 3 (Aberdeen, Southern Pines, Pinehurst) schools will receive an Impact Survey Packet. Forms for Area 1 and Area 3 high school students will be mailed to the home due to the large number of students off campus attending Sandhills Community College courses. Only Area 2 students in grades K-12 who are identified as federally connected will receive a form due to the low number of federally impacted students on those campuses.

In the event that your child doesn't bring a packet home, you can download the information below. We would like all forms returned as soon as possible. 

Completed forms should be returned to your child's classroom teacher or school office. Forms must have an original signature to be valid so we cannot accepted scanned or emailed surveys.

MCS has combined the Impact Aid Survey with the Every Student Succeeds Act Military Student Identifier form. The district is asking all military-connected families, regardless of their status, to participate eliminating the need for a second survey in December.

If you have questions or concerns about the survey, please contact your school's Impact Aid Representative or the district's Military Liaison, Rollie Sampson at (910) 947-2976. Additional information including downloadable forms, frequently asked questions (FAQs), sample forms, and information about the Military Student Identifier is available using the following links:

  • Moore County Schools
  • 5277 Hwy. 15-501 South, Carthage, NC28327
  • 910-947-2976
  • 910-947-3011
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