Office of Accountability

Rural, Low-Income Schools Program (RLIS) (administered by NYSED through the consolidated application)


RLIS Eligible LEAs

  • LEAs Eligible for the RLIS Program external link
    To review the list of districts eligible for the Rural and Low-Income School program, open the Excel file, find the tabs at the bottom of the workbook, and select the tab labeled RLIS.

How RLIS Eligibility is Determined

An LEA is eligible for the Rural and Low Income Schools Program if 20 percent or more of the children ages 5 through 17 years served by the LEA are from families with incomes below the poverty line and all of the schools in the LEA have been designated with a locale code of 6, 7, or 8.  The poverty data and the local codes are provided by the U.S. Department of Education.

Applying for RLIS funds

  • NYSED REAP grants are accessed through completion of the appropriate Title VI sections of the Consolidated Application.

Use of RLIS funds

How RLIS Title VI, Part B Allocations are Calculated

Each LEA's allocation is based on that LEA's average daily attendance (from Department State Aid data) compared to the total average daily attendance for all LEAs in the State that are eligible for this program.

Last Updated: June 16, 2016