Dear LEA's:

The application for the REAP grant will be open 2/20/18 and will close on 5/20/18 4:30 EST. Your district could be eligible for RLIS, SRSA, or both, and it is important to go to to follow the federal process.  If you have questions regarding this grant, please address them to 

Carrie Kouba
Office of Public Instruction
Title II, IV, V Program Specialist

The Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) does not handle this grant process. Below is the notification the OPI received from the federal government.


Dear State Education Agency REAP Coordinators,

We are writing to notify you that the FY 2018 Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) grant application period is scheduled to open Tuesday, February 20, 2018, and close Friday, April 20, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. Washington, D.C. time. The FY 2018 SRSA application will be available in once the application period opens on February 20.  

The Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP) team sent this notification to LEAs this morning.

We will send a follow-up email to LEAs next week with a link to the updated eligibility spreadsheet and details about pre-application actions that SRSA-eligible LEAs should take to be prepared to start their FY 2018 SRSA grant applications on February 20.

If you have questions regarding this notification, please send them to