Principals' Memo #1009-10

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

April 6, 2010

TO: Principals

FROM: Linda M. Wallinger, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

SUBJECT: Dominion Educational Partnership Grants

The Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, is accepting applications for Educational Partnership grants of up to $10,000 to help students in kindergarten through 12th grade strengthen their skills in mathematics and science.

The foundation expects to award about $300,000 in total grants.  Although the majority of the grants will range from $1,000 to $5,000, the foundation expects to award a few exceptional grants of up to $10,000.  Grants in this category will have a broader focus and involve larger numbers of children and/or classes or will have a schoolwide/systemwide focus or involve the surrounding community.  The program also offers mini-grants of up to $1,000 for projects that enhance the teaching of mathematics and/or science.

Successful grant proposals should represent innovative and promising ideas, teach mathematics and/or science skills, reach a significant number of students and demonstrate broad-based community support.  Proposals must align with one of the following target areas:

Applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on May 1, 2010.  Complete information and application forms are available at the Dominion website.

For more information, please contact Michael Bolling, mathematics coordinator, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, by e-mail at Michael.Bolling@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 786-6418.

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