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Federal Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP)

Information for selected school districts that may be eligible to participate in the REAP initiatives.


Qualifying districts will have flexibility in the use of certain Federal formula grants. The Rural Education Achievement Program, Part B of Title VI of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), enables small rural school districts to transfer some federal program funds into other programs. The two REAP initiatives are: Small, Rural School Achievement Grant (SRSA) and the Rural and Low-Income School Grant. For more information on these grants link to the U.S. Department of Education Web site: Rural Education Achievement Program External link opens in new window or tab. .

List of Eligible Districts for FY 2014-15

Letter dated May 28, 2014 to Select County and District Superintendents and Direct-Funded Charter School Administrators regarding preliminary eligibility for 2014-15.

Preliminary Eligibility Spreadsheet External link opens in new window or tab. Link to U.S. Department of Education's SRSA data.

2014-15 Annual Certification of Rural California School Districts (DOC)

List of Eligible Districts for FY 2013-14

Letter dated April 12, 2013 to Select County and District Superintendents and Direct-Funded Charter School Administrators regarding preliminary eligibility for 2013-14.

U.S. Department of Education's SRSA data External link opens in new window or tab. Link to U.S. Department of Education's SRSA data.

2012-13 Annual Certification of Rural California School Districts (DOC)

List of Eligible Districts for FY 2012-13

Letter dated April 27, 2012 to Select County and District Superintendents and Direct-Funded Charter School Administrators regarding preliminary eligibility for 2012-13.

Preliminary Eligibility Spreadsheet External link opens in new window or tab. Link to U.S. Department of Education's SRSA data.

2011-12 Annual Certification of Rural California School Districts (DOC)

List of Eligible Districts for FY 2011-12

Letter dated April 8, 2011 to Select County and District Superintendents and Direct-Funded Charter School Administrators regarding preliminary eligibility for 2011-12.

Preliminary Eligibility Spreadsheet External link opens in new window or tab. Link to U.S. Department of Education's SRSA data.

2010-11 Annual Certification of Rural California School Districts (DOC)

List of Eligible Districts for FY 2010-11

2010-11 Small Rural Schools Achievement Program External link opens in new window or tab. Link to U.S. Department of Education's SRSA data.

Rural and Low Income Schools Program

Contacts and References

ESEA: Title VI, Part B - Rural Education Achievement
Finance and Grants RLIS Web page

Total district resident population and county population density data are available on the Census External link opens in new window or tab. site.

National Center for Education Statistics External link opens in new window or tab. (NCES) maintains a complete listing of school locale codes.
Under the Data Resources drop down menu, select School Locator:

The U.S. Department of Education uses the most recent U.S. Census Bureau school district poverty estimates in determining district eligibility External link opens in new window or tab. for the RLIS program.

To access SRSA grant funds, local educational agency (LEAs) must use the U.S. Department of Education's Grant Awards Payment System (GAPS) an electronic system that enables a specific, authorized LEA official to request a transfer of funds.

Questions: Bria Miller | BrMiller@cde.ca.gov | 916-327-9692 
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