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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 REAP (Rural Education Achievement Program), with expanded eligibility, flexibility, and funding.

A local educational agency (LEA) may use SRSA funds to pay for activities that are allowable under Title I, Part A; Title II, Part A; Title III; Title IV, Part A; and Title IV, Part B of the ESEA.


General Information on SRSA:

This program provides two main benefits to eligible school districts:

  • Additional funding from the U.S. Department of Education
  • Alternative Fund Use Authority (AFUA)

Each year, approximately 120 Wisconsin school districts are eligible for Title V-B (1). Exact allocations will be made and shared by the U.S. Department of Education.

Applying for SRSA:

To receive Title V-B (1) funding, SRSA-eligible districts must apply directly to the U.S Department of Education. The Department contacts every SRSA-eligible district each winter. The district must complete an electronic grant application as directed by the U.S. Dept. of Education.

More information about the application process can be found on the U.S. Department of Education's website: SRSA Applicant Information .

Additional Grant Information:

A list of eligible SRSA schools is available for review at Master Eligibility Spreadsheet

General REAP Resources can be found at General Resources

Additional SRSA information can be found at SRSA

Alternative Fund Use Authority (AFUA):
AFUA allows SRSA-eligible districts the opportunity to use any funds from Title II-A or Title IV-A (formula grant funds received under certain state-administered ESEA programs) to carry out activities under Title I-A, Title II-A, Title III-A, Title IV-A, and Title IV-B (all of the allowable uses of SRSA funds). Districts that wish to exercise AFUA should contact Mark Schwingle by September 1 each year.

For questions about this information, contact Mark Schwingle (608) 267-9273