The purpose of the RFA is to provide funding and technical assistance resources that will allow small and rural ISDs to do the following: 1. Investigate and become knowledgeable about the ECHS model. 2. Establish and convene regular meetings of an ECHS design team in order to develop and refine a comprehensive plan for opening an ECHS that closely adheres to the ECHS core principles. The design team must include members from all partner groups. 3. Hire a director, coordinator, or liaison to lead the design team. 4. Develop a partnership and an MOU between the ISD and an IHE that will provide access to college resources and offer dual credit courses; 5. Identify, manage, and document the necessary organizational and cultural changes needed to implement an ECHS model in a small or rural district.