Rural and Low-Income School Program

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Who is Eligible?

To view the list of local education agencies that have been identified as eligible for the Small Rural School Achievement (SRSA) grant and the Rural Low-Income Schools (RLIS) grant in FY 2018, open the Excel file below.

New Fiscal Year 2018 REAP Master Eligibility List (4MB, Excel)

Eligibility Spreadsheet Legend
This table describes the information in each column of the eligibility spreadsheet linked above.



(Columns A-J)

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

(Columns K-N)

Final Eligibility Determinations - These are the final eligibility determinations for every district for the SRSA (including those under Hold Harmless) and RLIS grants. These determinations are based on the data found in columns “S” through “Y.”

(Columns Q-R)

“Rural” criteria for SRSA and RLIS, including the NCES locale code determinations for every school in the district and the state designation of districts that meet an approved state definition of "rural"

(Columns S-U)

SRSA criteria for program eligibility - Districts 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 - Districts that are both “rural” (by locale code) and “low income” (by percentage of children above 20% poverty)

(Columns Z)

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: Local education agencies (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: 02/16/2018