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NewSRSA and RLIS Eligibility Spreadsheet for Fiscal Year 2017

This spreadsheet notes which local education agencies (LEAs) are eligible to apply for FY 2017 REAP grants.

 

Who May Apply: (by category) State education agencies (SEAs) are eligible to apply for the Rural and Low-Income School Program (RLIS) grant.

The Department of Education awards grants to SEAs, which in turn make sub-grants to LEAs.

An LEA is eligible for an RLIS sub-grant if:

  • 20 percent or more of the children ages 5 through 17 years served by the LEA are from families with incomes below the poverty line; 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 REAP grants: Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) and the RLIS grant. 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 previous years.



   
Last Modified: 04/19/2017