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Eligible local education agencies (LEAs) must apply each year in Grants.gov to receive SRSA funding. The FY 2018 SRSA application period will be February 20–April 20, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. Washington, D.C. Time.

Only SRSA-eligible, Hold Harmless-eligible, and dual-eligible LEAs that want to receive an SRSA grant should submit an SRSA application.

As part of our technical assistance to LEAs for the FY 2018 SRSA Grant Application, the Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP) Team will offer SRSA application webinars in March and April. Each webinar will be identical in format and content, and we will answer questions from participants during the presentation.

By the end of each SRSA Application Webinar, LEAs will:

  • Understand the pre-application steps for the SRSA grant application
  • Understand how to access the SRSA application in Grants.gov
  • Know who to contact if they have technical questions about Grants.gov Workspace 
  • Know what information to insert into the required form fields for each SRSA application form
  • Know how to submit the SRSA application 
  • Understand the submission confirmation process and how to track an SRSA application in Grants.gov

Webinar Presentation PDF

You may download a PDF of the application webinar presentation from the SRSA Laws, Regulations, and Guidance webpage under “Current Guidance”. The PDF is best viewed with Adobe version 10.0 or higher.

Webinar Dates

To register, click the hyperlink below the date for the webinar you plan to attend.

Tuesday, April 10, 1-2:00 p.m. EDT: Register here.

Tuesday, April 17, 3-4:00 p.m. EDT: Register here.

Eligible local education agencies (LEAs) must apply each year in Grants.gov to receive SRSA funding. The FY 2018 SRSA application period will be February 20–April 20, 2018.

Only SRSA-eligible, Hold Harmless-eligible, and dual-eligible LEAs that want to receive an SRSA grant should submit an SRSA application.

Steps for Applying for the 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 Grants.gov. No application will be accepted in Grants.gov 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 Grants.gov during the annual application period. To complete the application, you will need to register in Grants.gov as an “Organization Applicant.”  Grants.gov offers tutorials online to explain how to register and how to utilize its “Workspaces” functionality.

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

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

*Click on a title above to view the Grants.gov tutorial.



   
Last Modified: 04/03/2018