Rural Postsecondary & Economic Development (RPED) Program
A grant under this competition, you must ensure that the necessary processes and systems are developed to comply with the reporting requirements in 2 CFR part 170 should you receive funding under the competition. This does not apply if you have an exception under 2 CFR 170.110(b).
At the end of the project period, the grantee must submit a final performance report, including financial information, as directed by the Secretary. If a grantee receives a multi-year award, it must submit an annual performance report that provides the most current performance and financial expenditure information as directed by the Secretary under 34 CFR 75.118. The Secretary may also require more frequent performance reports under 34 CFR 75.720(c). For specific requirements on reporting, please go to www.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/appforms/appforms.html.
Under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, the Department will use the following performance measures to evaluate the success of the Rural Postsecondary & Economic Development grants:
- The number of rural students served by direct student services supported by the grant.
- The change in the annual enrollment rate at grantee and partner institutions of rural students who are served by direct student services supported by the grant from one year to the next.
- The number of rural students served by direct student services supported by the grant that transfer to a four-year institution or obtain a degree or certificate of completion.
- The number of rural students served by the program who obtain a paid internship, apprenticeship, or employment.
Grantees will be asked to collect and report data on this measure in the annual performance report (EDGAR, 34 CFR 75.590).