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. RINAP administers the:

  • Rural Education Achievement Program, which 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.
  • Consolidated Grant to Insular Areas, 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.
  • Palau Grant and the Supplemental Education Grant (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.
  • Alaska Native Education and Native Hawaiian Education programs provide resource to meet the unique needs of Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students.

Contact Information

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

    Patrick Carr
    Group Leader, Rural Education Achievement Program