Iowa Area Education Agencies

AEA Funding

The method used to provide state aid to AEAs is referred to as a “flow through” concept. That is, AEA funding is controlled by legislatively determined amounts of property tax dollars and state funds that literally “flow through” local school district budgets to the AEA. The rationale behind the concept is based on the fact that the AEAs have no direct taxing authority.

AEA funding is included in a school district budget. However, the school district does not receive AEA-related state aid funding. Rather, funds generated by a school district through the operation of the state school aid formula are set aside for the AEA and then subtracted by the state from what a district would receive from the state and passed through to an AEA. To learn more, view the AEA Funding Whitepaper.


Iowa Area Education Agencies
AEA 267 Grant Wood AEA Great Prairie AEA Green Hills AEA Heartland AEA Keystone AEA Mississippi Bend Northwest AEA Prarie Lakes AEA
All Iowa AEAs are required to adhere to state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination in programs, activities and employment practices. For specific information, contact your AEA.
Iowa Area Education Agencies
Connie Johnson
Statewide Communications Director
Iowa Area Education Agencies
712/335-3588 ext. 2015

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About AEAs
Iowa Area Education Agencies (AEAs) were created in 1974 by the Iowa legislature to ensure equal educational opportunities for all children from birth through age 21. As regional service agencies, AEAs provide special education and school improvement services for students, families, teachers, administrators, and their communities.

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