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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (515) 326-1017.