GRANT PROGRAM SNAPSHOT: Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) Program
GRANT PROGRAM SNAPSHOT: Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) Program

Funds received under the SRSA program may be used to carry out activities authorized under one or more of the following Federal programs:

  • Title I-A (Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Education Agencies) Example: A school district develops an entrepreneurial education program to supplement its civics curriculum.
  • Title II-A (Supporting Effective Instruction) Example: A school district pays the stipend for a prospective teacher to work alongside an effective teacher, who is the teacher of record, for a full academic year.
  • Title III (Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students) Example: A school district offers an afterschool enrichment program for English learners.
  • Title IV-A (Student Support and Academic Enrichment) Example: A school district purchases a bully prevention program for all schools.
  • Title IV-B (21st Century Community Learning Centers) Example: A school district purchases instruments to supplement schools’ band and orchestra programs.


DEADLINE: The previous deadline to apply was April 14, 2023. A similar deadline is anticipated annually. A new solicitation is expected to be released in February.


ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are Local Education Agencies (LEAs) where:

  • 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,
  • 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 of Education has determined, based on a demonstration by the LEA and with the state educational agency, that the LEA is located in an area defined as rural by a state governmental agency.