Office of Accountability

Small, Rural School Achievement Program (SRSA) – administered by USDOE through an on-line application

Update for New York State districts/LEAs that have received a REAP, Small Rural School Achievement (SRSA) grant award in either or both of fiscal years (FY) 2012 and 2013, that have unspent balance(s) remaining for each grant should review the attached notification from USDE/REAPSEA, including the SRSA Spreadsheet(s). NYS districts/LEAs that have remaining FY 2012 balances need to obligate those grant monies by September 30, 2014 and liquidate all obligated funds by December 30, 2014. For the FY 2013 SRSA grant awards, grantees need to obligate award funds by September 30, 2015 and liquidate those obligated funds by December 30, 2015.

Notification Email from USDE pdf document (183KB)

New York - REAP SRSA - Draw Downs - as of 2/20/2015 excel spreadsheet (113KB)


SRSA-Eligible LEAs

  • If LEAs are eligible for SRSA but not eligible for SRSA funding, they may choose to participate in REAP-FLEX through NYSED’s Consolidated Application.

How SRSA Eligibility is Determined

To be eligible to participate in SRSA, the local educational agency (LEA) must meet the following criteria:


For purposes of eligibility, the average daily attendance figure includes the students in all of the public schools in an LEA.


Applying for SRSA funds

  • The application process for SRSA is done electronically only through USDOE, via the ED G5 website external link
  • Toll-free ED Grants Hotline number for assistance with the SRSA application process: 1-888-336-8930
  • LEAs that were eligible for this funding in the past are not required to submit an application in future years. USDOE will make the current funding awards to these districts by rolling over previous years’ application data.   

Use of SRSA funds


Last Updated: February 24, 2015