Dear LEA’s, the FY 2018 Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) is now available.  Below is a message from the Department of Education of how to apply and obtain funds, it is imperative the guidelines are followed in order to get your funds. If you have any questions please email REAP@ed.gov .  You may also contact Carrie Kouba at carrie.kouba@mt.gov or 406-444-0794.




Note: You are receiving this notification because you are on the Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP) distribution list. Please note, however, that receiving this notification does not mean that your LEA is eligible or should apply for the SRSA grant. Please check the FY 2018 REAP Eligibility Spreadsheet to find your local education agency's (LEA's) Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) and Rural, Low Income School (RLIS) grant eligibility status. If the FY 2018 Eligibility Spreadsheet does not indicate that your LEA is eligible for SRSA, please disregard this email.


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Dear Local Education Agency Administrator, 

The FY 2018 Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) grant application is now available in Grants.gov. SRSA-eligible LEAs have between now and April 20, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. Washington, D.C. time to submit an SRSA application. 

Who should submit an FY 2018 SRSA Application? 

Only LEAs that are SRSA-eligible, Hold Harmless-eligible, or Dual-eligible and want to receive the SRSA grant should apply. Please check the FY 2018 REAP Eligibility Spreadsheet to find your LEA's eligibility status.

  • SRSA-eligible LEAs must submit an SRSA application to receive an SRSA award.
  • Hold Harmless-eligible LEAs must submit an SRSA application to receive an award.
  • Dual-eligible LEAs that would like to receive the SRSA grant, instead of the RLIS grant, must submit an SRSA application to receive an SRSA award.
    • Dual-eligible LEAs that would rather receive an RLIS grant should not apply for SRSA.
    • Dual-eligible LEAs that do not submit an SRSA application will be designated as eligible for the Rural, Low-Income School (RLIS) program, and will need to follow their individual States’ RLIS application guidelines in order to receive an RLIS grant award.

All SRSA applicants must:

  1. Have an LEA DUNS number that is active and registered in SAM.gov.
  2. Be registered in Grants.gov as an Organization Applicant.
  3. Create a Workspace profile in Grants.gov for their SRSA application.

Please see the attached PDF document, "5 Steps to Becoming SRSA Application-Ready," for more information about these requirements.

How to access the FY 2018 SRSA application: 

To access the SRSA application in Grants.gov, search for Opportunity Number ED-GRANTS-022018-001 in the Grants.gov search bar. 

The Applicant Information page on the SRSA program website includes links to several Grants.gov resources to assist in utilizing the Grants.gov application submission tool, Workspace. Please see the attached "Grants.gov Submission Procedures and Tips for Applicants" document for guidance on using Grants.gov and Workspace. 

If you need assistance with Grants.gov, please contact the Grants.gov help desk at 1-800-518-4726. 

 

FY 2018 SRSA Application Walk-Through Webinars 

The REAP Team will offer SRSA APPLICATION WALK-THROUGH WEBINARS again this year, in March and April. We will send notification of the dates and times for the walk-through webinars in a separate email this week.

Please send any questions regarding this email to REAP@ed.gov.

 

Sincerely,

The REAP Team