Applicant Information

Small Rural School Achievement Program (SRSA) Application Deadline: May 15, 2020

Steps for Applying for an SRSA Grant:

  1. Obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number, if your local educational agency (LEA) does not already have one. An LEA can obtain a DUNS number for free through the Dun & Bradstreet Website. After submitting a request, you should receive a DUNS number within 1-2 business days.
  2. If your LEA has a DUNS number, verify that the number is active in the System for Award Management (SAM).
    • An LEA must be registered in SAM and have a DUNS number that is active in SAM in order to draw down funds.
    • Registering your DUNS number with SAM is FREE of cost. You do not need to pay a third-party vendor to register your DUNS number with SAM.

For additional information, or to verify that your district’s DUNS number is active and registered in SAM, please contact the SAM Federal Service Desk toll-free at (866) 606-8220, (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time)

        1. Complete the SRSA application during the application period. See the Notice of Application Deadline published in the Federal Register for official notice of the SRSA application timeframe, as well as the required procedures for submitting an SRSA application.

      All school districts eligible for FY 2020 SRSA grant funds will be sent an email with a uniquely identifiable application link on February 3, 2020. The email will include customized instructions for completing the electronic application via the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Max Survey platform.

      An eligible school district must submit an electronic application via OMB Max Survey by April 17, 2020, to be assured of receiving an FY 2020 SRSA grant award. If you have any questions about the application, please contact the Department at


Last Modified: 04/20/2020