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Small, Rural School Achievement Grant Program

 
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 84.358
Sponsor
U.S. Department of Education
Deadlines
Apr 26, 2019
Contact

Robert Hitchcock
202.260.1472
reap@ed.gov

Purpose

The Small, Rural School Achievement Grant Program provides funding for small, rural Local Education Agencies (LEAs) for initiatives aimed at improving student academic achievement.

Funded activities may fall under any of the following federal programs:

  • Title I-A: Improving basic programs operated by LEAs
  • Title II-A: Supporting effective instruction
  • Title III: Language instruction for English learners and immigrant students
  • Title IV- Parts A and B: Student support, academic enrichment, and 21st Century Community Learning Centers. The legislation includes funding for:
    • Drug prevention
    • Violence prevention
    • School-based health services
    • School-based mental health services
    • Nutrition education and physical activity programs
    • Programs that address chronic disease management
    • Partnerships to provide human services for students and families
    • Child welfare activities
    • Other activities to support safe and healthy students
Eligibility

Eligible applicants include:

  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Local education agencies (LEAs)
  • Applicants must meets one of the following criteria for small, rural schools:

    • The total number of students in average daily attendance at all of the schools served by the LEA is fewer than 600
    • 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
    • All of the schools served by the LEA are designated with a school locale code of 41, 42, or 43 by the National Center for Education Statistics
    • 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
Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Amount of funding

Awards are made based on a formula depending on the number of eligible LEAs that apply and the amount appropriated by Congress for the program.

Estimated award ceiling: $60,000
Project period: 1 year
Estimated number of awards: 3,900
Estimated total program funding: $90,420,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through grants.gov.

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · Behavioral health · Child welfare · Children and youth · Educational attainment · Families · Food security and nutrition · Health conditions · Health literacy · Physical activity · Schools · Social determinants of health · Substance abuse · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention



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