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.