Dear Rural Stakeholder,


The REAP team at the U.S. Department of Education sent the following email to LEAs. It contains a link to a recording of a webinar for the REAP program (REAP: What LEAs Need to Know in FY 2019). An attachment of the presentation associated with the webinar is attached.


Thank you

Mr. Eric Schulz: Montana.   



FY2019 Grant Making Timeline


November 2018 – December 2018

• SEAs receive eligibility spreadsheet from REAP Team.

• SEAs submit ADA, alternative poverty, rural designations, FY2017 Title II-A & Title IV-A allocations, and corrections to Department.


December 2018 – February 2019

• Eligibility spreadsheet posted to SRSA and RLIS websites.

• LEAs review spreadsheet.

• LEAs inform SEAs if they have corrections to data.

• SEAs submit final eligibility spreadsheet corrections/updates to REAP Team.


February 20, 2019 – April 26, 2019

• SRSA application period.


May 2019 – June 2019

• REAP Team identifies SRSA, RLIS, and Hold Harmless cohorts.

• REAP Team notifies SEAs of all RLIS-eligible LEAs.


July 2019

• SRSA and RLIS grants are awarded.

Prospective FY 2019 Applicants:

Information regarding the FY 2019 SRSA grant application will be posted in Fall 2018.

Steps for Applying for an SRSA Grant:

1. Obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number, if your LEA does not already have one.  LEAs can obtain a DUNS number for free through the Dun & Bradstreet Website. After submitting a request, you should receive a DUNS number within 1-2 business days.

2. If your LEA has a DUNS number, verify that the number is active in the System for Award Management (SAM).

  • An LEA must be registered in SAM and have a DUNS number that is active in SAM and G5 prior to accessing the SRSA application in Grants.gov. No application will be accepted in Grants.gov without an active, registered DUNS number.

  • If your LEA’s DUNS number is nearing the end of its “active” status, be sure to reactivate the DUNS in SAM at least 7-10 business days prior to the expiration date to allow time for the validation process.

  • Registering your DUNS number with SAM is absolutely FREE. You do not need to pay a third-party vendor to register your DUNS number with SAM.

For additional information, or to verify that your district’s DUNS number is active and registered in SAM, please contact the SAM Federal Service Desk toll-free at (866) 606-8220, (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Washington D.C Time) 

3. Complete the SRSA application on Grants.gov during the annual application period. To complete the application, you will need to register in Grants.gov as an “Organization Applicant.”  Grants.gov offers tutorials online to explain how to register and how to utilize its “Workspaces” functionality.

4. Complete the SRSA application in Grants.govduring the application period. To complete the application, you will need to register in Grants.govas an “Organization Applicant.” 

See the “Grants.gov Applicant Overview” document for an overview of Grants.gov navigation, registration, and Workspace utilization. In addition, Grants.gov offers tutorials online to explain how to register in Grants.gov and how to utilize Workspace, including:

*Click on a title above to view the Grants.gov tutorial.