The Small, Rural School Achievement Program
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Rural Education Achievement Program

The Small, Rural School Achievement Program

SRSAP grants are awarded annually by the U.S. Department of Education directly to eligible school districts on a formula basis. Funding does not flow through OSPI.

Eligibility requirements for the SRSAP grant are the same as the requirements for REAP Flexibility.

A school district that is eligible to participate in SRSAP may not receive funding under the Rural and Low-Income School program.

School District Eligibility

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

Use of Funds

Recipients may use program funds to conduct activities under the following Elementary and Secondary Education Act programs:

  • 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, Part A - Safe and Drug-Free Schools
  • Title IV, Part B - 21st Century Community Learning Centers
  • Title V, Part A - Innovative Programs

How to Apply

Local education agencies (school districts) are responsible for submitting an application to the U.S. Department of Education for SRSAP funding. Applicants do not compete but rather are entitled to funds if they meet basic eligibility requirements. Eligible school districts need to apply online at the e-grants Web site.

Please note that, by statute, a school district that is eligible for SRSAP is not eligible to receive funds under the Rural and Low-Income School Program, even if—as a result of the formula—it did not receive any funds under SRSAP.


   Updated 12/10/2010

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