[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 78 (Monday, April 23, 2012)]
[Pages 24188-24189]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-9746]



Application Deadline for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012; Small, Rural 
School Achievement Program

AGENCY: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of 

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: Under the Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) program, 
CFDA: Number: 84.358A, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) 
awards grants on a formula basis to eligible local educational agencies 
(LEAs) to address the unique needs of rural school districts. In this 
notice, we establish the deadline for submission of fiscal year (FY) 
2012 SRSA grant applications.
    An eligible LEA that is required to submit an application must do 
so electronically by the deadline in this notice.

    Application Deadline: May 31, 2012, 4:30:00 p.m. Washington, DC 

Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 3W107, Washington, DC 20202. 
Telephone: (202) 401-0039 or by email: [email protected].
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text 
telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-


Which LEAs are eligible for an award under the SRSA program?

    An LEA (including a public charter school that is considered an LEA 
under State law) is eligible for an award under the SRSA program if--
    (a) The total number of students in average daily attendance at all 
of the schools served by the LEA is fewer than 600, or each county in 
which a school served by the LEA is located has a total population 
density of fewer than 10 persons per square mile; and
    (b)(1) All of the schools served by the LEA are designated with a 
school locale code of 7 or 8 by the Department's National Center for 
Education Statistics (NCES); or
    (2) The Secretary has determined, based on a demonstration by the 
LEA and concurrence of the State educational agency, that the LEA is 
located in an area defined as rural by a governmental agency of the 

    Note: The school locale codes are the locale codes determined on 
the basis of the NCES school code methodology in place on the date 
of enactment of section 6211(b) of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act of 1965, as amended.

Which eligible LEAs must submit an application to receive an FY 2012 
SRSA grant award?

    An eligible LEA must submit an application to receive an FY 2012 
SRSA grant award if that LEA has never submitted an application for 
SRSA funds in any prior year.
    All eligible LEAs that need to submit an application to receive an 
SRSA grant award in a given year are highlighted in yellow on the SRSA 
eligibility spreadsheets, which are posted annually on the SRSA program 
Web site at www2.ed.gov/programs/reapsrsa/eligibility.html.
    Under the regulations in 34 CFR 75.104(a), the Secretary makes a 
grant only to an eligible party that submits an application. Given the 
limited purpose served by the application under the SRSA program, the 
Secretary considers the application requirement to be met if an LEA 
submitted an SRSA application for any prior year. In this circumstance, 
unless an LEA advises the Secretary by the application deadline that it 
is withdrawing its application, the Secretary deems the application 
that an LEA previously submitted to remain in effect for FY 2012 
funding, and the LEA does not have to submit an additional application.
    We intend to provide, by April 12, 2012, a list of LEAs eligible 
for FY 2012 funds on the Department's Web site at http://www2.ed.gov/programs/reapsrsa/eligibility.html. This Web site will indicate which 
eligible LEAs must submit an electronic application to the Department 
to receive an FY 2012 SRSA grant award, and which eligible LEAs are 
considered already to have met the application requirement.
    Eligible LEAs that need to submit an application in order to 
receive FY 2012 SRSA funds must do so electronically by the deadline 
established in this notice.

Electronic Submission of Applications

    An eligible LEA that is required to submit an application to 
receive FY 2012 SRSA funds must submit an electronic application by May 
31, 2012, 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time. If it submits its 
application after this deadline, the LEA will receive a grant award 
only to the extent that funds are available after the Department awards 
grants to other eligible LEAs under the program.
    Submission of an electronic application involves the use of the 
Department's G5 System. You can access the electronic application for 
the SRSA Program at: http://www.g5.gov. When you access this site, you 
will receive specific instructions regarding the information to include 
in your application.
    The hours of operation of the G5 Web site are 6 a.m. Monday until 9 
p.m. Wednesday; and 6 a.m. Thursday until 8 p.m. Sunday (Washington, DC 
time). Please note that the system is unavailable after 8 p.m. on 
Sundays, and after 9 p.m. on Wednesdays for maintenance (Washington, DC 
time). Any modifications to these hours are posted on the G5 Web site.
    Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this 
document and a copy of the application package in an accessible format 
(e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or computer disc) on request to 
either program contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
    Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this 
document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free 
Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the 
Code of Federal Regulations is available via the Federal Digital System

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    Program Authority:  20 U.S.C. 7345-7345b.

    Dated: April 18, 2012.
Michael Yudin,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
[FR Doc. 2012-9746 Filed 4-20-12; 8:45 am]