Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP)

This program is designed to assist rural school districts in using federal resources more effectively to improve the quality of instruction and student academic achievement. REAP includes two separate programs: the Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) program and the Rural and Low-Income Schools (RLIS) program. Eligible local education agencies (LEAs) receive either an SRSA award or an RLIS award.

In order to receive a Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) grant, an eligible LEA must be registered in the General Services Administration’s System for Award Management (SAM) with an active Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number. For assistance with registering or updating your school district’s DUNS, call SAM’s toll free number 1-866-606-8220 (EDT- 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.) or visit the website (

The point of contact for LEAs at the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) can assist with any questions or concerns about the REAP grant application, grant funding, or performance issues:

Jean Marchowsky
Program Officer, Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP)
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
School Support and Rural Programs
Room 3E318
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-6400
Phone: 202-205-2161