COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 17
January 26, 1996

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Availability of Funds for "Special Projects and Teacher Training" in Adult Education

 
  Funds are being targeted for adult education programs
  through provisions of the Adult Education Act (revised by
  Public Law 102-73).  Specifically, there is a requirement
  that the Office of Adult Education expend a minimum of 15%
  (approximately $900,000) of the adult education state grant
  in special projects and teacher training activities as
  identified by the priorities in the request for proposals
  (RFP) package.  Funds for projects designed to implement
  such activities will be available on an open, competitive-bid basis.
  Eligible fund recipients shall include state and
  local education agencies and public and private non-profit
  organizations.
  
  Any eligible recipient who wishes to apply for funds under
  the provisions of this legislation will be required to
  submit an application.  Copies of the application packet
  including policies and procedures, guidelines, an
  application form, and a descriptive listing of the FY 1996-97
  adult education priorities, may be obtained from the
  Office of Adult Education, Department of Education, P. O.
  Box 2120, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120.  Applications
  should be postmarked no later than midnight, March 6, 1996,
  or be hand-delivered to the Office of Adult Education
  located at 101 N. 14th Street, 19th floor, Richmond, no
  later than 4:00 p.m. on March 8, 1996.
  
  Applications will be reviewed by a state review board and
  recommendations will be made by the review board for funding
  selected projects.
  
  Two informational meetings regarding the grant process will
  be held. The first will be in Richmond, February 5, 1996;
  the second will be held in Roanoke, February 7, 1996.
  
  Questions concerning this announcement or registration for
  the informational meetings should be addressed to Dr.
  Rebecca J. Moak, Specialist (804) 371-2924.
  
  WCB/hs
  
  
  THIS MEMO AND ITS ATTACHMENTS WILL BE SENT AS A HARD COPY TO
  THE SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE.