Rural Education

To provide financial assistance to rural districts to carry out activities to help improve the quality of teaching and learning in their schools.


Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available


Agency - Department of Education

The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Santa Clara Elem School District $ 19,212   2019-07-012020-09-30
Lincoln Union Elementary School District $ 18,641   2019-07-012020-09-30
Genoa-hugo School District No. C-113 $ 14,672   2019-07-012020-09-30
Dayton School Department $ 12,077   2019-07-012020-09-30
Hi-plains School District R-23 $ 11,109   2019-07-012020-09-30
Krebs Elementary School District 9 $ 5,941   2019-07-012020-09-30
Winnett School District #1 $ 12,383   2019-07-012020-09-30
Ballard R-ii School District $ 12,817   2019-07-012020-09-30
Keystone Public Schools $ 14,794   2019-07-012020-09-30
Umo N Ho N Nation Public Schools $ 16,246   2019-07-012020-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

The Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP) consists of the Small, Rural School Achievement program (SRSA) and the Rural and Low-Income School program (RLIS).

Under SRSA, LEAs may use program funds to carry out activities authorized under: (1) Part A of Title I (Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies); (2) Part A of Title II (Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants); (3) Title III (English Language Acquisition State Grants); (4) Part A of Title IV (Student Support and Academic Enrichment State Grants); and (5) Part B of Title IV (21st Century Community Learning Centers).

Eligible LEAs also may (under the ?REAP-Flex? authority) consolidate funds they receive from these sources (except for Title I, Part A) to carry out effective activities under any of the authorized programs, including Title I, Part A.

Under RLIS, LEAs may use program funds for: (1) Part A of Title I (Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies); (2) Part A of Title II (Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants); (3) Title III (English Language Acquisition State Grants); (4) Part A of Title IV (Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants); and (5) parental involvement activities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

For SRSA, eligible recipients are local educational agencies (LEAs) in which (1) the total number of students in average daily attendance at all of the schools served by the LEA is less than 600 or where each school in the LEA is located in a county with a total population density of less than 10 persons per square mile; and (2) all of the schools served by the LEA are designated as rural by the U.S.

Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) using the NCES school locale methodology in place at the time of enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) or the LEA is located in an area of the State defined as rural by a State governmental agency.

For RLIS, eligible recipients are State educational agencies (SEAs).

SEAs then must distribute funds to local educational agencies (LEAs) on a formula or competitive basis.

An LEA is eligible to receive a grant under RLIS only if (1) at least 20 percent of the school children ages 5-17 in the LEA come from families with incomes below the poverty line; and (2) all of the schools served by the LEA are designated with a school locale code of 32, 33, 41, 42, or 43 under the NCES school locale methodology in place at the time of ESSA?s enactment.

If an SEA chooses not to participate in the program, the Secretary uses the State's allocation to make direct grants to eligible LEAs in the State.

If an LEA is eligible for both SRSA and RLIS, the LEA may choose in which program to participate.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Elementary and secondary schools, students, and teachers in rural schools.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. For SRSA, the Department has, for several years, considered the application requirement to be met if the LEA submitted an application in any prior year. The Department plans to require a new application from each eligible LEA in FY 2017. Application forms and instructions are available from the headquarters office. For RLIS, an SEA must submit an application that includes specific, measurable goals and objectives for the activities to be carried out through the grant. If an SEA does not participate in the program, eligible LEAs in the State may submit an application directly to the Department.

Award Procedures

For SRSA, awards are issued annually directly to eligible LEAs on a formula basis. Awards are made to all that apply and meet the applicable requirements of the Act. Contact the program office for more information. For RLIS, awards are issued annually to SEAs, which make subgrants to LEAs. Awards are made to all SEAs that have RLIS-eligible LEAs and apply and meet the applicable requirements of the Act. SEAs then award subgrants to eligible LEAs in the State either competitively or by formula.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended, Title VI, Part B.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 120 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: ESEA Title V, Part B, Sections 5212(b) and Section 5221. Funds appropriated for the program are divided equally between SRSA and RLIS. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants are awarded for 1 year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Annual financial and performance reports are due within 90 days of the termination of the project period.

Cash reports are not applicable.

No progress reports are required.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

No performance monitoring is required.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

Records must be maintained 3 years after the completion of the activity for which grant funds were used.

Financial Information

Account Identification

91-1000-0-1-501.

Obigations

(Formula Grants) FY 16 $175,840,000; FY 17 est $175,840,000; and FY 18 est $175,506,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

For Fiscal Year 2017: Range of new awards for SRSA: $99 - $52,044; Average new award for SRSA: $22,671. Range of new subgrants for RLIS: $90 - $251,366; Average new subgrants for RLIS: $31,254.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

34 CFR 76, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, 97, 98 and 99.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Eric Schulz, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: reap@ed.gov Phone: (202) 260-7349.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

See Applicant Eligibility (081), Application Procedure (092), and Award Procedure (093).



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