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

How to Schedule a Hill Visit
A step-by-step guide to setting up a visit with a congressional office, written specifically for NAFIS Conference visits but applicable any time.

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

2019 Back-to-School Packet (8/22/19)
Six actions that Impact Aid advocates can take to raise awareness of, and strengthen, the Impact Aid program.

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.

Overview of Impact Aid (Updated for FY19)
A one-page infographic offering background information on Impact Aid for those not familiar with the program or those needing to refresh their memory.

Sample Resolutions for Local School Districts and State Coalitions