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Small, Rural Achievement (SRSA) Program CFDA 84.358A

Post Date

June 9th 2008

Application Due Date

June 30th 2008

Application Deadline: June 30, 2008, 4:30 p.m. Washington, DC time.

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Which LEAs Are Eligible for an Award Under the SRSA Program? An LEA is eligible for an award under the SRSA program if-- (a) 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 (b) All of the schools served by the LEA are designated with a school locale code of 7 or 8 by the Department's National Center for Education Statistics (using the NCES school locale methodology in place at the time of NCLB's enactment), or the Secretary has determined, based on a demonstration by the LEA and concurrence of the SEA, that the LEA is located in an area defined as rural by a governmental agency of the State. Which Eligible LEAs Must Submit an Application To Receive a FY 2008 SRSA Grant Award? An eligible LEA must submit an application to receive a FY 2008 SRSA grant award if it falls under any of the following categories: 1. The LEA never submitted an application for SRSA funds in any prior year; 2. The LEA received an SRSA grant award for FY 2005 and, as of February 15, 2008, had not drawn down from the Department's Grant Administration and Payment System any of its FY 2005 SRSA funds; or 3. The LEA received an SRSA grant award for FY 2006 and, as of March 31, 2008, had not drawn down from the Department's Grant Administration and Payment System any of its FY 2006 SRSA funds. Under the regulations in 34 CFR 75.104(a), the Secretary makes grants only to an eligible party that submits an application. Given the limited purpose served by the application under the SRSA program, the Secretary considers the application requirement to be met if the LEA submitted an SRSA application for any prior year and does not fall under any of the categories listed above requiring the submission of a new application. In this circumstance, unless the LEA advises the Secretary by the application deadline that it is withdrawing its application, the Secretary deems the application that the LEA previously submitted to remain in effect for FY 2008 funding, and the LEA does not have to submit an additional application. We intend to provide, by May 23, 2008, a list of LEAs eligible for FY 2008 funds on the Department's Web site at under the ``Eligibility'' hyperlink. The Web site will also indicate w


  • Award Range:

    $None - $None

Grant Description

•Note: Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information. Under the Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) Program, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) awards grants on a formula basis to eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) to address the unique needs of rural school districts. In this notice, we establish the deadline for submission of fiscal year (FY) 2008 SRSA grant applications. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number 84.358A. An eligible LEA that is required to submit an application to receive FY 2008 SRSA funds must submit an electronic application by June 30, 2008, 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time. Submission of an electronic application involves the use of the Department's Electronic Grant Application System (e-Application) available through the Department's e-GRANTS system. You can access the electronic application for the SRSA Program at: Once you access this site, you will receive specific instructions regarding the information to include in your application. The telephone number for the e-Grants Helpdesk is 1-888-336-8930.

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