To help NAFIS members share their stories with elected officials and strengthen their own communities’ advocacy efforts, NAFIS develops advocacy tools and shares locally developed materials.

Resources include:

NAFIS Virtual Advocacy Toolkit (NEW WEBPAGE)
This new webpage offers all the NAFIS advocacy resources in one place for Impact Aid advocates.

NAFIS Action Network
An opportunity for Impact Aid advocates to connect quickly and directly with policymakers through letters and social media.

Tips on Calling Your Member of Congress
A one-pager on how to make a successful phone call to a congressional office.

FAQs for Parents (Updated May 2020)
A FAQs document for parents filling out a Section 7003 Basic Support – Parent-Pupil Survey to help them understand how the information they provide is used and the importance of completing the document.

Tips to Increase Parent-Pupil Survey Response Rate (Fall 2019)
A tip sheet developed from a NAFIS survey on the strategies that members use to ensure high parent-pupil survey response rates.

Impact Aid Funds and Single Audits (April 2020)
The U.S. Department of Education prepared a one-pager to raise awareness about what federal audit requirements are applicable to the Impact Aid program and what auditors should, and should not, be flagging in their work.

Sample Resolutions for Local School Districts and State Coalitions