Title VI, Part B, Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP), is a federal program contained in the Consolidated Application. Funds are available under two separate formula programs that target rural local educational agencies (LEAs) – the Rural and Low-Income School Program (RLIS) and the Small, Rural School Achievement Program (SRSA).
Funds go to eligible LEAs on a formula basis.
Data are collected via the Consolidated Application and forwarded to the U.S. Department of Education. SRSA funds are sent directly to eligible LEAs from the U.S. Department of Education.
Local educational agencies
|Required Eligibility Criteria
||RLIS: An LEA is eligible for RLIS if 20 percent or more of the children served by the LEA are from families with incomes below the poverty line, and all of the schools served by the LEA are designated with a school locale code of 6, 7, or 8 by the National Center for Education Statistics. SRSA: An LEA is eligible for SRSA if each school served by the LEA has a school locale number of 7 or 8, and either the average daily attendance is fewer than 600 or the county population density is fewer than ten persons per square mile. See Additional Information Number 1 for an explanation of school locale codes.
|Other Eligibility Considerations
||1. The school locale code is assigned by the 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. RLIS: The legal authority is Public Law 107-110, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Section 6221. SRSA: The legal authority is Public Law 107-110, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Section 6211.
3. RLIS: The SACS Resource Code is 4126; the Revenue Object Code is 8290. SRSA: The SACS Resource Code is 5810; the Revenue Object Code is 8290.
4. The total funding amount is approximate.
|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