On January 4, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) posted the Fiscal Year 2018 Rural Education Achievement Program Master Eligibility List on their website. The purpose of ESEA Title V- REAP is to provide rural districts with financial assistance for initiatives aimed at improving student achievement. The grant is non-competitive, and eligibility is determined by statute.
Maine DOE has reviewed Maine’s eligibility spreadsheet and has identified several errors within the FY 2018 eligibility spreadsheet. Maine DOE recognizes that many RLIS and Dual eligible districts (Columns M and N) are missing from the spreadsheet. Additionally, there are errors with the alternative poverty data (Column Y). This spreadsheet was reviewed by Maine DOE and Maine school districts leaders in early December. All requested corrections were made to the spreadsheet and submitted to USDOE on December 8, 2017.
Maine DOE has contacted the USDOE to inform them of the identified errors. The Department will continue to work with USDOE to ensure that the corrections are made. When the corrections are finalized and posted on USDOE’s website, Maine DOE will send you a follow-up memo requesting all Maine rural school district leaders review the finalized list.
For more information, please contact the Title V Coordinator, Daniel Weeks at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 624-6749.