The Education Dept. (DoEd) wants to renew its data collection authority for two grants programs — Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) and the Rural and Low-Income School (RLIS) program – that assists disadvantaged students in rural areas.
Public Comment Deadline: Aug. 14.
Under the SRSA program, the DoEd awards grants directly to eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) on a formula basis. Under the RLIS program, eligible school districts are sub-recipients of funds the department awards to State Educational Agencies (SEAs) on a formula basis. For both grant programs, the department awards funds based on a determination of the eligibility of individual school districts and the calculation of the allocation each eligible district should receive according to formula prescribed in the statute.
DoEd wants to keep collecting data from the grant recipients to make sure they are using the monay as they have promised.