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 (183KB)
- LEAs eligible for the federal SRSA REAP program
List of all LEAs that were eligible for the Small Rural School Achievement Program (SRSA) program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 by state.
- 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:
- Total number of students in average daily attendance at all of the schools served by the LEA is less than 600; or each county in which a school served by the LEA is located has a population density of fewer than 10 persons per square mile; and
- All of the schools served by the LEA are designated with a School Locale Code of 7 or 8 by USDOE’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) locator system.
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
- 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
- State Grant Award Spreadsheets for Fiscal Year 2013 (School Year 2013-2014)
- LEAs funded consecutively in fiscal years 2002, 2003 and 2004 and not meeting adequate yearly progress (AYP) for the 2004-2005 school year must use its SRSA funding in subsequent school years to carry out improvement activities authorized in section 116 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act until they meet AYP.
LEAs in NYS funded in FY 2002, 2003 and 2004