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Administering programs that are part of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
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Eric McGhee
Grants Program Manager

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Title VI, Part B - Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP)

Purpose of the Rural Education Program (REAP)

The Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP) is designed to assist rural school districts in using Federal resources more effectively to improve the quality of instruction and student academic achievement. It consists of two separate programs – the Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) program and the Rural and Low-Income Schools (RLIS) program.

The SRSA program is a rural school initiative with two components –

  • REAP-Flex – the Alternative Use of Funds Authority
    • REAP-Flex provides eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) with greater flexibility in using the formula grant funds that they receive under certain State-administered Federal programs. This portion of the SRSA program is not a grant program and does not provide LEAs with funding.
  • The SRSA grant program
    • LEAs eligible to participate in REAP-Flex are also eligible for a grant under the SRSA grant program. The US Department of Education awards SRSA funds directly to eligible LEAs on a formula basis.
The RLIS program is an initiative that provides grant funds to rural LEAs that serve concentrations of children from low-income families. Under the RLIS program, the U.S. Department of Education awards funds by formula to State Education Agencies (SEAs) to provide subgrants to eligible LEAs to support a range of authorized activities to support student achievement in order to meet the State’s definition of adequate yearly progress.

An LEA that is eligible to participate in the SRSA program may not receive funding under the RLIS program.

Complaint Procedures
Complaint Form
Guidelines for Using Title I Equipment
FY 12 - FY 14 LEA Monitoring Cycle
Distinguished Schools Use of Funds Questionnaire

Program Information
  REAP Program Information
  School Locale Codes

  Title VI-B Eligible Districts FY12
  Title VI-B Grantees FY11
  Title VI-B Grantees FY10
  Title VI-B Grantees FY09

  Accountability Title VI, Part B
  Spotlight Presentation
  Locale Map GA
  FY12 REAP Eligible Districts Map

REAP Links
  US ED Non-Regulatory Guidance on the Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP)
  REAP Program Information
  FY12 Title VI, Part B Update