The Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP) is designed to assist rural school districts in using federal resources more effectively to improve the quality of instruction and student academic achievement.
REAP is divided into two sections: Small Rural School Achievement (SRSA) Program and Rural Low-Income Schools (RLIS) Program.
Small Rural School Achievement (SRSA) Program
To qualify for SRSA, a school district must have an average daily attendance of less than 600 students and only serve schools with a locale code of 7 or 8 as assigned by the USED's National Center for Education Statistics.
Rural Low-Income Schools (RLIS) Program
To qualify for RLIS, the school district must have twenty percent (20%) or more of the children ages 5 to 17 served by the school district from families with incomes below the poverty line as determined by the USED's census data, all schools served must have a locale code of 6, 7, or 8, and the school district does not qualify for SRSA.