REAP Flexibility
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Rural Education Achievement Program

The Small, Rural School Achievement Program
REAP Flexibility

REAP Flexibility, a component of the Small, Rural School Achievement Program, provides eligible school districts with greater flexibility in using the formula grant funds they receive under certain state-administered federal programs.

Unlike the SRSAP Grant, REAP Flexibility is not a grant and does not provide school districts with funding. Rather, it gives districts greater latitude in spending funds.

Download the complete list of Eligible REAP Districts 2015-16 (PDF).

School District Eligibility For SRSA / REAP eligibility, a district must:

  1. (a) have a total average daily attendance (ADA) of less than 600 students, or (b) serve only schools that are located in counties that have a population density of fewer than 10 persons per square mile;
  2. (a) serve only schools that have a National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) school locale code of 7 or 8, or (b) be located in an area of the state defined as rural by a governmental agency of the state.

Regarding SRSA / REAP Eligibility criteria 2(b):

A rural local education agency is defined as being located entirely within counties with a population density less than 100 persons per square mile or a counties smaller than 225 square miles as determined by the Washington state Office of Financial Management and published each year by the department for the period July 1 to June 30. Only those districts that passed eligibility criteria 1(a) for SRSA would be eligible to use the alternative definition, as 1(b) is more restrictive than the alternative.

This definition aligns with RCW 43.160.020, RCW 82.14.370 and others. For the 2015-16 school year, this definition may include districts within the following counties:

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Adams(10.08) Grays Harbor (38.54) San Juan (92.58)
Asotin (34.50) Island (383.79) Skagit (69.03)
Chelan (25.44) Jefferson (17.02) Skamania (6.87)
Clallam (41.71) Kittitas (18.33) Stevens (17.72)
Columbia (4.70) Klickitat (11.14) Wahkiakum (15.23)
Cowlitz (90.95) Lewis (31.75) Walla Walla (47.36)
Douglas (21.82) Lincoln (4.63) Whatcom (98.54)
Ferry (3.48) Mason (64.62) Whitman (21.54)
Franklin (69.72) Okanogan 7.92) Yakima (57.92)
Garfield (3.15) Pacific (22.62)  
Grant (34.67) Pend Oreille (9.44) 

Use of Funds

REAP Flexibility allows eligible school districts to combine/pool the following allocations:

  • Title II, Part A - Teacher and Principal Training Fund

REAP Flexibility school districts may apply those combined/pooled funds to allowable activities under:

  • Title I, A Improving Basic Programs
  • Title II, A Teacher and Principal Training Fund
  • Title II, D Enhancing Education through Technology
  • Title III English Language Acquisition, Enhancement, Achievement Improving Language Instruction
  • Title IV, A Safe and Drug-Free Schools
  • Title IV, B 21st Century Community Learning Centers
  • Title V, A Innovative Programs

Private School Equitable Participation
Private schools are eligible to participate in professional development activities under Title II, A and professional development. Note: Funds should never be paid directly to private schools.

Discontinued Funding: Title II, D, Title IV, A, and Title V, A
Title II, D Enhancing Education through Technology and Title IV, A Safe and Drug-Free Schools funding are no longer available. Therefore, the Title II, D and Title IV, A grant applications are removed from iGrants. If a district would like to use part or all of their combined funds for technology or safe and drug-free activities, those same activities are allowable under Title V, A.

Title V, A Innovative Programs funding is no longer available; however, a district may continue to REAP into this program for maximum flexibility using the 27 allowable activities under this program.


Contact Information

Timothy McNeely, (360) 725-6234
Program Supervisor, Rural Education

Old Capitol Building, PO Box 47200, 600 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, WA  98504-7200  360-725-6000  TTY 360-664-3631
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