Rural and Low-Income School Program FY23


The Rural and Low-Income School Program (RLIS) is one of three programs authorized under the Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP) in Title V, Part B, Subpart 2 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). The program is designed to supplement funding to help rural local education agencies (LEAs) increase student academic achievement. Dorchester County Public Schools is the only LEA in Maryland that qualifies for the grant per the United States Department of Education.

Customer Service Support Sessions

The MSDE will provide customer service support to Dorchester County Board of Education regarding the completion of the application on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. During this session, MSDE personnel will provide an overview of the grant funding, the requirements, and the application process.


If you have questions about the application or the process, please contact the Program Monitor:

Dr. Renee Neely
Comprehensive Planning Specialist, Division of Student Support, Academic Enrichment, and Educational Policy
Maryland State Department of Education
410-767-0294 (office)

A list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) and answers will be posted to the MSDE website following customer service support sessions.

When will the application be open?

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Application Submission Date: