Rural, Low-Income Schools Program (RLIS) (administered by NYSED through the consolidated application)
Applying for RLIS funds
NYSED REAP grants are accessed through completion of the appropriate Title VI sections of the Consolidated Application.
Use of RLIS funds
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 RLIS 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.
How RLIS Eligibility is Determined
An LEA is eligible for the Rural and Low Income Schools Program if 20 percent or more of the children ages 5 through 17 years served by the LEA are from families with incomes below the poverty line and all of the schools in the LEA have been designated with a locale code of 6, 7, or 8. The poverty data and the local codes are provided by the U.S. Department of Education.
How RLIS Title VI, Part B Allocations are Calculated
Each LEA's allocation is based on that LEA's average daily attendance (from Department State Aid data) compared to the total average daily attendance for all LEAs in the State that are eligible for this program.