Teacher Quality & Professional Development

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

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.


Applying for SRSA funds

  • The application process for SRSA is done electronically only through USDOE, via the ED E-grant 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

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.  


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.

Last Updated: September 29, 2010