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Small, Rural School Achievement Program

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FY 2016 Application Deadline: May 31st (4:30pm EST)

Eligible LEAs need to apply online at the G5 Web site by May 31st (4:30pm EST). Any application received after this date will be processed only to the extent that funds remain available.

SAM Registration

Department Requirements to Receive SRSA Grant Funds

The U.S. Department of Education (the Department) can only award a Small Rural School Achievement (SRSA) grant to an eligible local educational agency (LEA) that is registered in the Department of Treasury’s System for Award Management (SAM) with an active Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number at the time the SRSA grant awards are obligated.

SAM is the system used by the U.S. Treasury Department to track and disperse federal funds. Since all Education grant funds are dispersed via the Treasury, your school district’s DUNS number must be registered and active in SAM to receive an SRSA grant award.

For additional information and to determine if your district’s DUNS number is active and registered in SAM, please contact the SAM Federal Service Desk toll-free at (866) 606-8220, (EDT - 8:00a.m. to 8:00p.m.) The SAM Federal Service Desk staff will provide assistance for registering your DUNS number in SAM, and verify that your district’s DUNS number is active. If your DUNS number is nearing the end of its “active” status, it is best to update the DUNS well before the expiration date as this process can take 7-10 business days to clear the validation process in SAM.

To request a DUNS number, contact Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) at This process takes 1-2 business days to obtain a DUNS number.

Failure to register or maintain active status for your DUNS number in SAM may result in your school district not receiving an SRSA grant.

Uses of Funds

Funds received under the Small, Rural School Achievement Grant Program may be used to carry out activities authorized under one or more of the following Federal programs:

  • Part A of Title I (Improving the Academic Achievement of Disadvantaged Children)

  • Part A of Title II (Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting)

  • Part D of Title II (Enhancing Education Through Technology)

  • Title III (Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students)

  • Part A of Title IV (Safe and Drug-Free Schools)

  • Part B of Title IV (21st Century Community Learning Centers)

  • Part A of Title V (Innovative Programs)

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For additional information please contact:
David Cantrell, REAP Group Leader
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW, room 3E307
Washington, DC 20202-6400
Telephone: (202) 453–5990

If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf or a text telephone, call the Federal Relay Service, toll free, at 1–800–877–8339.

Last Modified: 07/26/2016