The Rural and Low-Income Schools (RLIS) Program provides grant funds to rural school districts that serve concentrations of children from low-income families. RLIS funds support a range of authorized activities in order to assist the school districts in meeting the state's definition of Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and/or meet Annual Measurable Objectives under the ESEA Flexibility.

Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2- Rural and Low-Income Schools Program (RLIS): RLIS is designed to address the needs of rural, low-income schools. USED awards formula grants to SEAs, which in turn award subgrants to eligible LEAs on a formula basis. The funds are to be used to carry out activities specified allowed under the following programs:

  • Title I, Part A (Improving Basic Programs Operated by LEAs)
  • Title II, Part A (Supporting Effective Instruction)
  • Title III (Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students)
  • Title IV, Part A (Student Support and Academic Enrichment)
  • Title IV, Part B (21st Century Community Learning Centers