U.S. Department of Education: Seeking Applications for Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) Program

Deadline: 28 July 2017

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) is seeking applications for its “Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) Program” from eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) to address the unique needs of rural school districts.

Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding: $87,752,864

Eligibility Criteria

LEA (including a public charter school that is considered an LEA under State law) is eligible for an award under the SRSA program if it meets one of the following criteria:

  • The total number of students in average daily attendance at all of the schools served by the LEA is fewer than 600; or each county in which a school served by the LEA is located has a total population density of fewer than 10 persons per square mile; and
  • All of the schools served by the LEA are designated with a school locale code of 41, 42, or 43 by the Department’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES); or the Secretary has determined, based on a demonstration by the LEA and concurrence of the State educational agency, that the LEA is located in an area defined as rural by a governmental agency of the State.
  • The LEA is a member of an educational service agency (ESA) that does not receive SRSA funds, and the LEA meets the eligibility requirements described above.
  • The LEA meets the requirements for a hold harmless award as described in section 5212(b)(4) of the ESEA, as amended by the ESSA. These are LEAs that are no longer eligible for the SRSA program because of amendments made under the ESSA to the locale code designations referenced in section 5211(b)(1)(A)(ii) of the ESEA, as amended by the ESSA. However, these LEAs may receive a FY 2017 award at a reduced rate as described in section 5212(b)(4) of the ESEA, as amended by the ESSA.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit Grants.gov.

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