This program is designed to assist rural districts in using federal resources more effectively to improve the quality of instruction and student academic achievement. It consists of two separate programs - The Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) program and the Rural and Low-Income Schools (RLIS) program.
Eligibility for the SRSA program is determined by the United States Department of Education and funds are allocated directly to eligible LEAs. At the state level, the alternative uses of funds authority (REAP-Flex) provides eligible LEAs with greater flexibility in using the formula grant funds they receive under certain state-administered federal programs.
The RLIS program authorizes formula grant awards to states to make subgrants to eligible districts. LEAs may use RLIS funds to support a broad array of local activities that support student achievement.
Program Statute: Public Law 107 - 110 § 6201 - 6224
Funding Source: Federal
Amount of Funding FY14-15:
$3,331,164 Allocated to Local Education Agencies
$175,324 Reserved for State Education Agency administration
Eligible Recipients: Eligibility for the SRSA program is determined by average daily attendance, county population density, school locale code, or state defined "rural" location. Eligibility for the RLIS program is determined by the percentage of families with income levels below the poverty line and school locale codes.
Performance Measures: Requirements of Section 6213(b) and 6224(e) of No Child Left Behind waived by USDE.
Documented Evidence of Results: Requirements of Section 6213(b) and 6224(e) of No Child Left Behind waived by USDE.
Kay Townsend, Financial Analyst