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Who is Eligible?

Below is the link to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 REAP Allocation Spreadsheet, which identifies in the “RLIS” tab the final cohort of RLIS-eligible Local educational agencies (LEAs.)

NOTE:The FY 2019 REAP Eligibility Spreadsheet will be posted to this page in Winter 2019.


New FY 2018 REAP Allocation Spreadsheet (9.8MB, Excel)

Allocation Spreadsheet Legend – RLIS Tab

This table describes the information in each column of the RLIS tab in the allocation spreadsheet linked above.

Column

Content

(Columns A-G)

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) - District directory information reported to NCES by State Common Core of Data (CCD) Coordinators

(Column P)

Final Program Cohort – LEAs in the SRSA program cohort have received an FY 2018 SRSA award allocation. LEAs in the RLIS program cohort may receive an RLIS award allocation from their States. RLIS-eligible LEAs should contact their REAP State Coordinator for more information about the State’s RLIS application process.

(Columns Q-R)

“Rural” criteria for RLIS, including the NCES locale code determinations, for every school in the district and the list of LEAs that meet an approved State definition of "rural"

(Columns S-U)

SRSA criteria for program eligibility - LEAs that are both “rural” (by locale code) and “small” (by ADA or county population density of < 10 per square mile)

(Columns V-Y)

RLIS criteria for program eligibility - LEAs that are both “rural” (by locale code) and “low income” (by percentage of children from families with incomes below the poverty line)

NOTE: LEAs are listed first by state, then by LEA name.

 

Allocation Spreadsheet Legend – SRSA Tab

This table describes the information in each column of the SRSA tab in the allocation spreadsheet linked above.

Column

Description

Column A

PR Award Number – Identifies the SRSA award in G5.gov

Column B

SRSA Allocation – The SRSA award amount for fiscal year 2018

(Columns C-I)

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) - District directory information reported to NCES by State Common Core of Data (CCD) Coordinators

Column R

Final Program Cohort

(Column S-T)

“Rural” criteria for SRSA, including the NCES locale code determinations for every school in the district and the list of LEAs that meet an approved State definition of "rural"

(Columns U-W)

SRSA criteria for program eligibility – LEAs that are both “rural” (by locale code) and “small” (by ADA or county population density of < 10 per square mile)

(Columns X-AA)

RLIS criteria for program eligibility – Districts that are both “rural” (by locale code) and “low income” (by percentage of children from families with incomes below the poverty line)

(Column AB)

These are the FY 2016 Title II Part A allocations. These numbers are used in the allocation formula for the SRSA grant. (NOTE: For the FY 2019 award cycle, the Department intends to use FY 2017 allocation data from both the Title II-A and the Title IV-A programs when calculating SRSA award amounts.)

NOTE: LEAs are listed first by state, then by LEA name.

Who is Eligible?

An LEA is eligible for an RLIS award if:
  • Twenty percent or more of the children ages 5 through 17 years served by the LEA are from families with incomes below poverty; and
  • All of the schools served by the LEA are designated with a school locale code of 32, 33, 41, 42, or 43.

NOTE: Dual eligibility occurs when an LEA meets the eligibility requirements for both the SRSA program and the RLIS program. Dual-eligible LEAs must choose one grant under which to receive funds each fiscal year.
To see how SRSA differs from RLIS, view the SRSA-RLIS Comparison Table.

Eligibility Spreadsheets for Previous Years

These spreadsheets list, by state, all LEAs that have been eligible for awards in the previous three years.

 



   
Last Modified: 09/12/2018