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