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Small, Rural School Achievement Program

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Program Office: Office of School Support and Rural Programs

CFDA Number: 84.358A
Program Type: Formula Grants
Also Known As: Small Rural School Grants, Rural Education Achievement Program, REAP

Program Description

The purpose of the Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) program is to provide rural LEAs with financial assistance to fund initiatives aimed at improving student academic achievement.

Local education agencies (LEAs) are entitled to funds if they meet basic eligibility and application requirements. Awards are issued annually, and award amounts are determined using a formula.

Uses of Funds

Grantees may use SRSA funds to carry out activities authorized under any of the following federal programs:

  • Title I-A (Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Education Agencies)
    Example: A school district develops an entrepreneurial education program to supplement its civics curriculum.
  • Title II-A (Supporting Effective Instruction)
    Example: A school district pays the stipend for a prospective teacher to work alongside an effective teacher, who is the teacher of record, for a full academic year.
  • Title III (Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students)
    Example: A school district offers an afterschool enrichment program for English learners.
  • Title IV-A (Student Support and Academic Enrichment)
    Example: A school district purchases a bully prevention program for all schools.
  • Title IV-B (21st Century Community Learning Centers)
    Example: A school district purchases instruments to supplement schools’ band and orchestra programs.

Last Modified: 02/09/2017