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Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) Program

Title V, Part B, Subpart 1

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The Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) Program is an extension of the 2001 REAP (Rural Education Achievement Program) with expanded eligibility, flexibility, and funding.

This program provides two benefits to eligible school districts:

  • Alternative Use of Funds Authority and
  • Additional funding from the U.S. Department of Education.

To be eligible for Title V-B (1), districts must meet the following criteria:

1. Average daily attendance of fewer than 600 students or all schools in the LEA must reside within a county with a population density of fewer than 10 people per square mile (Forest and Iron Counties), and
Locale code of 41, 42, or 43, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Each year, approximately 120 Wisconsin school districts are eligible for Title V-B (1).

A list of eligible schools is available here. More information about the program can be found here:

Alternative Use of Funds Authority allows small, rural schools the opportunity to use any funds from Title II-A, Title II-D, Title IV-A, or Title V to carry out activities under Title I-A, Title II-A and D, Title III, and Title IV-A. These districts are not restricted to the 50% transferability rule as described in the Consolidated Application.

Districts are also eligible to receive additional funds, up to $60,000, directly from the U.S. Department of Education. Funding is based on a federal formula using average daily attendance and FY allocations. Exact allocations will be made available from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds can be used for any activities as described above.

To receive Title V-B (1) funding, districts must apply directly to the U.S Department of Education. The district must complete an e-grant (electronic grant application) on the web portal.

If you have questions about Title V-B (1), please email Chris Tiedje or call (608) 266-3706.

For questions about this information, contact Christine Tiedje (608) 266-3706