Rural, Insular & Native Achievement Programs

Rural, Insular, and Native Achievement Programs (RINAP) provides financial support and technical assistance to improve the educational outcomes for students, particularly students in rural and geographically isolated areas.

Rural, Insular & Native Achievement Programs (RINAP)

Help rural districts that may lack the personnel and resources to compete effectively for Federal competitive grants and that often receive grant allocations in amounts that are too small to be effective in meeting their intended purposes
which allows the Insular Areas (American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the Virgin Islands) to combine the funds that they receive under nine Federal grants to enable them to implement comprehensive education plans.
(which provides grants to the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands) provide additional resources to support the provision of educational services to enable students to meet challenging standards.
Provide resources to meet the unique needs of Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students.

  • Patrick Carr
    Director, Rural, Insular, and Native Achievement Programs
    U.S. Department of Education
    Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
    400 Maryland Ave. S.W.
    Washington, DC 20202-6400

    Patrick Carr
    Acting Group Leader, Rural Education Achievement Program