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  Funding Opportunity Details
 -275152-Title VB, Subpart 2, Rural and Low-Income School Program
  ESSA Program Budgets
  Application Deadline: 08/23/2019 11:59 PM
Award Amount Range: Not Applicable
Project Start Date: 07/01/2018
Project End Date: 06/30/2019
Award Announcement Date:
Eligible Applicant:
Program Officer: Jay Pennington
Phone: 515-326-1017 x
Categorical Area: Education

The RLIS program is an initiative that provides grant funds to rural LEAs that serve concentrations of children from low-income families. Under the RLIS program, the U.S. Department of Education awards funds by formula to State Education Agencies (SEAs) to provide subgrants to eligible LEAs to support a range of authorized activities to support student achievement in order to meet the State’s definition of adequate yearly progress.

Title V, Part B funds for RLIS programs can be used flexibly and in various ways to support any activities authorized under ESEA, including:

  • Recruitment and retention of teachers, including use of signing bonuses and other incentives.
  • Professional development for teachers, including programs that train teachers to utilize technology to improve instruction or work with students with special needs.
  • Parental Involvement activities.
  • Activities authorized under:
    • Student Support and Academic Achievement (Title IV, Part A)
    • Title I, Part A:Title III Language Instruction for limited English proficient and immigrant youth.
      • Improving basic programs operated by local educational agencies.
      • Activities for schools identified with the highest needs.
    • Title III Language Instruction for limited English proficient and immigrant youth.

For additional Title V, Part B guidance, see the Department’s Every Student Succeeds Act webpage or contact Jay Pennington, Bureau Chief, at or (515) 326-1017.

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  – The Official Website of the State of Iowa. Dulles Technology Partners Inc.