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New State Eligibility Spreadsheets for Fiscal Year 2016 - List of all LEAs that were eligible for the Small Rural School Achievement Program (SRSA) program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 by state.

PLEASE NOTE: In some instances, it is possible for the funding formula to yield a grant award of $0. Under the statutory formula, an eligible district that received more than $60,000 from Title II-A (Improving Teacher Quality Grants); Title II-D (Educational Technology Grants); Title IV-A (Safe and Drug Free Schools Grants); and Title V-A (Innovative Programs Grants) combined during FY 2015 will not receive an SRSA grant allocation. (However, even if it does not receive an SRSA grant award, that district could still exercise REAP-Flex authority).

Who May Apply: (by category) Local Education Agencies (LEAs)

Who May Apply: (specifically)

An LEA is eligible for an award if -

  1. The total number of students in average daily attendance (ADA) at all of the schools served by the LEA is fewer than 600, or each county in which a school served by the LEA is located has a total population density of fewer than 10 persons per square mile; and

  2. All of the schools served by the LEA are designated with a school locale code of 7 or 8 by the Department’s National Center for Education Statistics, or the secretary of education has determined, based on a demonstration by the LEA and concurrence of the state education agency (SEA), that the LEA is located in an area defined as rural by a governmental agency of the state.

To determine whether an LEA is eligible for this program, refer to the state spreadsheet listing. (Please note that, by statute, an LEA that is eligible for the SRSA program is not eligible to receive funds under the Rural and Low-Income School Program, even if - as a result of the formula -- it did not receive any funds under the SRSA program.)

Eligibility Spreadsheets for Previous Years

Last Modified: 05/17/2016