Title V - Rural Education Initiative
CSFA Number: 586-13-0427
Agency Name
State Board Of Education (586)
Agency Contact
Annie Brooks
Short Description
To provide finanacial assistance to rural districts to assist them in improving student academic achievement.
Subject Area
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title VI - PL107-110
Objectives and Goals
Funds are used by rural school districts to assist them in having a positive impact on academic achievement and high school graduation rates in their districts.
Types of Assistance
Formula Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Funds can be used only for expenditures that can be approved under the following: teacher recruitment and retention, teacher professional development (Part A, Title II), educational technology (Part D, Title II), parental involvement activities, activities authorized under Safe and Drug-Free Schools (Title IV), activities improving the academic achievement of the disadvantaged (Part A Title I), and ELL (Title III).

This program is subject to federal non-supplanting requirements and grantees must use a restricted indirect cost rate that is referenced under 34 CFR 75.564-75.569, pursuant to federal regulations and an exception to the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) and GATA approved by the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget.
Eligibility Requirements
1) The Local Education Agency (LEA) is not eligible for a grant under the Small Rural School Achievement Program (# 84.358A).

2) Twenty percent or more of the children ages 5 through 17 years served by the LEA are from families with incomes below the poverty line.

3) All of the schools served by the LEA are designated with a school locale code of 6, 7, or 8 as assigned by the National Center for Education Statistics or meet the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) definition of rural.
Eligible Applicants
Education Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
The awards are made based on a formula developed by the U.S. Department of Education. Upon identification of eligible grantees and their award amounts grantees will be notified through the ISBE Web Application Security (IWAS) notification process. The electronic application on IWAS can be completed and submitted to ISBE by the school district administrator.
Assistance Consideration
Post Assistance Requirements
Cumulative expenditure reports and a final completion expenditure report are required. Standard audit as described in ISBE Grant Certifications and Assurances document and standard record retention are also required.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
REAP Guidance - www2.ed.gov/programs/reaprlisp/legislation.html
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $1,109,539
FY 2018 : $1,201,166
FY 2019 : $1,459,918
FY 2020 : $2,000,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
08089145022-4107(00)Freeport SD 14507/01/201908/31/202071,345
11015002026-4107(00)Mattoon CUSD 207/01/201906/30/202065,824
01069117022-4107(00)Jacksonville SD 11707/01/201908/31/202062,169
26029066025-4107(00)Canton Union SD 6607/01/201908/31/202046,998
26062185026-4107(00)Macomb CUSD 18507/01/201906/30/202039,536