Rural and Low-Income Schools (RLIS)
Rural Education Achievement
The Rural and Low-Income Schools (RLIS) program (Title V, Part B, Subpart 2) provides grant funds to rural school districts that serve concentrations of children from low-income families.
Awards are issued annually to OSPI, which makes subgrants to the state's school districts that meet the applicable requirements. The amount of funding a state receives is based on its proportionate share of children in Average Daily Attendance (ADA) in all school districts eligible to participate.
- 20 percent or more of children served (ages 5-17) are from families with incomes below the poverty line, and
- All schools served have a locale code of 32, 33, 41, 42, or 43 as determined by the U.S. Secretary of Education.
Use of Funds
Recipients may use program funds to conduct the following activities:
- Activities authorized under ESEA, Title I, Part A (Improving Basic Programs Operated by LEAs)
- Activities authorized under ESEA, Title II, Part A (Supporting Effective Instruction)
- Activities authorized under ESEA, Title III (Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students)
- Activities authorized under ESEA, Title IV, Part A (Student Support & Academic Enrichment)
How to Apply
Local education agencies (school districts) are responsible for submitting an application through iGrants Form Package 262.