Opportunity Title: Small, Rural School Achievement Program
Description: Under the Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) program, Assistance Listing Number 84.358A, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) awards grants on a formula basis to eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) to address the unique needs of rural school districts. In this notice, we establish the deadline and describe the submission procedures for fiscal year (FY) 2022 SRSA grant applications. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1810–0646. All LEAs eligible for FY 2022 SRSA funds must submit an application electronically via the process described in this notice by the deadline in this notice.
For FY 2022, an LEA (including a public charter school that meets the definition of LEA in section 8101(30) of the ESEA) is eligible for an award under the SRSA program if it meets both criteria below:
(a) The total number of students in average daily attendance at all of the schools served by the LEA is fewer than 600; or each county in which a school served by the LEA is located has a total population density of fewer than 10 persons per square mile; and
(b) All of the schools served by the LEA are designated with a school locale code of 41, 42, or 43 by the Department’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES); or the Secretary has determined, based on a demonstration by the LEA and concurrence of the State educational agency, that the LEA is located in an area defined as rural by a governmental agency of the State.
Total Amount Available: $96.4M
Maximum Award: $60K
Estimated Number of Awards: 4,260
Application Deadline: 4/15/22
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