Rural Education Achievement Program
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Rural Education Achievement Program

The Rural Education Achievement Program is a federal initiative designed to address the unique needs of rural local education agencies (LEAs). These LEAs frequently lack personnel and resources needed to compete for federal competitive grants and often receive formula allocations that are too small to be used effectively for their intended purposes.

REAP is mandated by Part B of Title V of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

OSPI supports districts on three REAP provisions:

Small, Rural School Achievement Program (SRSAP) provides financial assistance to school districts under the Alternative Uses of Funds Authority.

REAP Alternative Fund Use Authority (Flexibility) provides eligible school districts with greater flexibility in using the formula grant funds they receive under certain state-administered federal programs.

Rural Low-income Schools Program (RLIS) provides grant funds to rural LEAs that serve concentrations of children from low-income families.

Rural Education Achievement Program Chart: Small, Rural School Achievement Program (SRSAP); REAP Alternative Fund Use Authority (Flexibility); Rural Low-income Schools Program (RLIS)


Helpful Links

2018-19 Eligible REAP Districts

2018-19 Eligible RLIS Districts

Guidance on the Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP) (Word)


Tony May, (360) 725-6231
Rural Education Program Supervisor

   Updated 9/17/2018

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