Dear LEA’s,

The 2019 Master eligibility spreadsheet is now available on www2.ed.gov and the criteria to be eligible is below as well.  The master eligibility spreadsheet has all the information for all states.  It is what the Department of Education uses to pull their information from in determining eligibility for SRSA, RLIS, or both.

It is imperative each district check their school’s information ASAP and if there are discrepancies on the spreadsheet, districts need to contact me on or before Monday, February 11th, 2019.  There will not be an option to adjust and submit after this date. 
When your school looks at the spreadsheet, pay close attention to the following tabs:
                                                                        Q= School Locale Codes
                                                                        S= Local Codes is a follow up to Q
                                                                        L= Average Daily Attendance ( the fall snapshot number)
                                                                        V= Locale Codes
                                                                        W= Percent of children of 20% or more in poverty
                                                                         X= follow up to W
                                                                        Y= State provided alternate poverty number
                                                                        Z= Fiscal Year  17Title II Amount
                                                                        AA= Fiscal Year 17 Title IV Amount

The following dates are set for webinars about the SRSA application: February 21st, March 6th, & March 20th.

To inquire about the times in which the above webinars will take place, need to be directed to Eric Schulz, Montana’s contact at the Department of Education. (202) 260-7349 www.Eric.Schulz@ed.gov
I. REAP Eligibility
SRSA Eligibility
To be eligible to participate in the SRSA grant program and its component for flexibility, AFUA, an LEA must –
(1) have a total average daily attendance (ADA) of fewer than 600 students, or be located in a county with a  population density of fewer than 10 persons per square mile; and
(2) be comprised only of schools that have been assigned a school locale code of 41, 42, or 43 by the Department’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
or
be located in an area of the State defined as rural by a governmental agency of the State. In instances in which a State agency defines the area in which an LEA is located as rural, the SEA and the Department must agree to the rural designation before the LEA may participate in either AFUA or the SRSA grant program.
In addition, an LEA that is a member of an educational service agency[1] (ESA) is eligible to participate in SRSA, if the ESA does not receive SRSA funds and if the LEA meets the requirements described in (1) and (2) above.
RLIS Eligibility
To be eligible to participate in the RLIS grant program, an LEA must meet the following criteria:
(1) 20 percent or more of the children ages 5 to 17 served by the LEA are from families with incomes below the poverty line; and
all schools that comprise the LEA have been assigned a school locale code of 32, 33, 41, 42, or 43 by NCES, or are located in an area of the State defined as rural by a governmental agency of the State. In instances in which a State agency defines the area in which an LEA is located as rural, the SEA and the Department must agree to the rural designation before the LEA may participate in the RLIS grant program.
                                                                               
Carrie Kouba
Office of Public Instruction
Title II, V, N&D Coordinator
Foster Care Point of Contact
Title I School Support    
406-444-0794