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Eligible local education agencies (LEAs) must apply each year in to receive SRSA funding.

The FY 2018 SRSA application period is now closed.


FY 2018 SRSA Grantees:

FY 2018 SRSA grantees will receive their Grant Award Notification (GAN) in July 2018 via an email sent to the State Director email address provided in the FY 2018 SRSA application.

When SRSA grants are awarded, each grantee LEA’s DUNS number must be active in the System for Award Management (SAM) for the LEA to be able to draw down funds in G5.

* Please note that DUNS reactivation in SAM may take at least 10 days to process. As such, we advise that if your DUNS number registration has expired or will expire in SAM before July 31 you begin the reactivation process as soon as possible before July 1.

To check the status of your DUNS number registration in SAM, complete the steps below:

  1. Go to
  2. Click “CHECK STATUS” in the menu bar.
  3. Enter your LEA DUNS in the “DUNS NUMBER” field.
  4. Click Search.

The status data at the bottom of your screen will show when your DUNS registration will expire in SAM.


Prospective FY 2019 Applicants:

Information regarding the FY 2019 SRSA grant application will be posted in Fall 2018.

Steps for Applying for an SRSA Grant:

1. Obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number, if your LEA does not already have one.  LEAs can obtain a DUNS number for free through the Dun & Bradstreet Website. After submitting a request, you should receive a DUNS number within 1-2 business days.

2. If your LEA has a DUNS number, verify that the number is active in the System for Award Management (SAM).

  • An LEA must be registered in SAM and have a DUNS number that is active in SAM and G5 prior to accessing the SRSA application in No application will be accepted in without an active, registered DUNS number.
  • If your LEA’s DUNS number is nearing the end of its “active” status, be sure to reactivate the DUNS in SAM at least 7-10 business days prior to the expiration date to allow time for the validation process.
  • Registering your DUNS number with SAM is absolutely FREE. You do not need to pay a third-party vendor to register your DUNS number with SAM.

For additional information, or to verify that your district’s DUNS number is active and registered in SAM, please contact the SAM Federal Service Desk toll-free at (866) 606-8220, (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Washington D.C Time) 

3. Complete the SRSA application on during the annual application period. To complete the application, you will need to register in as an “Organization Applicant.” offers tutorials online to explain how to register and how to utilize its “Workspaces” functionality.

4. Complete the SRSA application in Grants.govduring the application period. To complete the application, you will need to register in Grants.govas an “Organization Applicant.” 

See the “ Applicant Overview” document for an overview of navigation, registration, and Workspace utilization. In addition, offers tutorials online to explain how to register in and how to utilize Workspace, including:

*Click on a title above to view the tutorial.


Last Modified: 06/25/2018