Iowa Area Education Agencies

Advocate for Iowa's AEAs

AEAs have no taxing authority and are funded through a combination of local property taxes, which flow from school districts; direct state aid; federal dollars; various grants; and sales of services. 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 flow-through money is not—and has never been—district money. Those dollars cannot be “rolled-over” into a district budget. 

Because Iowa's AEA system relies heavily on legislator support, it is paramount that these elected officials understand the benefits of AEA services to Iowa children and families. The AEAs need their support so that children with special needs—and their families—will find futures full of promise and hope!

Here are just a few of the many success stories from Iowa's AEA blog, "Impacting Lives." Straight from Iowans whose lives have improved because of services provided by the AEA system. 

Learn more about Iowa AEAs in this video.

Iowa Area Education Agencies
Central Rivers AEA 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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