The deadline to apply for two Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP) programs is June 30. The purpose of the Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) program and the Rural and Low-Income School (RLIS) grant program are to provide rural LEAs with financial assistance to fund initiatives aimed at improving student academic achievement. Each of the programs has different eligibility criteria.
There are 140 Minnesota School Districts are eligible for REAP funding in 17-18. School districts need to apply each year to receive SRSA grant funds.
Check the list to see which program your district is eligible for. You may be eligible for both.
Learn more about the program(s), how to apply and what the funds may be used:
Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) program
Apply through U.S. Department of Education by June 30
Rural and Low-Income School (RLIS) grant program
Inquire to Minnesota Department of Education for applicant information
These applications take time and effort to navigate. Below are links to webinars where USDOE will walk you through the application process. You must register in advance.
Archived REAP webinars
To provide additional assistance, the REAP Team will host SRSA Application Walk-Through Web Seminars. During these seminars, a REAP program officer will walk participant LEAs through the SRSA Application while the LEAs complete the application in Grants.gov.
Tuesday web seminars will be held from 3-4 pm, and Wednesday seminars will take place from 12-1 pm. You MUST register in grants.gov prior to the webinar.
To register for one of the dates listed below, click the corresponding hyperlink below. Participation is capped at 350 attendees per session, so register early.
- Tuesday, May 30 Register
- Wednesday, May 31 Register
- Tuesday, June 6 Register
- Tuesday, June 7 Register
- Tuesday, June 13 Register
- Tuesday, June 14 Register
- Tuesday, June 20 Register
- Tuesday, June 21 Register
- Tuesday, June 27 Register
- Tuesday, June 28 Register
You can also get assistance at MDE at firstname.lastname@example.org 651-582-8579 and ask to be directed to the person assisting districts with REAP applications.