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Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2, Rural and Low-Income Schools Program

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding Description

The Rural and Low-Income Schools (RLIS) program is an initiative that provides funds to rural local educational agencies (LEAs) that serve concentrations of children from low-income families. Funds are allocated to eligible LEAs on a formula basis.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria An LEA is eligible for RLIS if: a. Twenty percent or more of the children ages 5 through 17 years served by the LEA are from families with incomes below the poverty line; b. All of the schools served by the LEA are designated with a school locale code of 6, 7 or 8; and c. The LEA is not eligible for a grant under the Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) program (# 84.358A). See Additional Information, Other, #1 for an explanation of school locale codes.
Other Eligibility Considerations An LEA must elect to receive RLIS funds on the Consolidated Application.
Eligible Grade Level(s) K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17


Legal Authority Budget Act Item 6110-137-0890; Public Law 107-110, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Section 6221
Source / Type Federal / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2012-13
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 4126 / 8290
Total Available $1,383,000
Recipient Amount varies
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Funding is allocated based on average daily attendance with each eligible LEA receiving a proportionate share of total funding available. An LEA must elect to receive RLIS funds through the Consolidated Application. Eligibility is determined by the U.S. Department of Education. More information can be located on their Web site at:U.S. Department of Education.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date June 30, 2012
Expected Notification Date November 30, 2012

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Title V, RLIS []
Consolidated ApplicationConsolidated Application Information []
Funding ResultsRes-12: Title VI, RLIS []
Other 1. The school locale code is assigned by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics on the basis of the school's physical address, or mailing address, if the former is not reported. Categories range from large and medium-sized cities (school locale codes 1-5) to rural areas (school locale codes 6, 7, and 8).
2. For details regarding the Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP) including the SRSA and REAP Flex programs, please refer to the REAP Web page found at: REAP.


Program Susan D.S. Myers, 916-319-0652,
Fiscal Shannon Reel, 916-319-0323,
Division Improvement & Accountability Division, 916-319-0833 (phone), 916-319-0961 (fax)
Last Modified: June 28, 2017
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