SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 98
May 31, 1996
|FROM:||William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Competitive Grant Applications for Learn and Serve America Grant Awards|
The Corporation for National and Community Service has announced that grant awards will be provided on a formula allotment basis to State Educational Agencies (SEAs). These funds are being awarded to support Learn and Serve America, a program designed for the purpose of planning, operating, implementing, or expanding high quality school-based service-learning programs. Virginia's share of the formula allotment for FY 1997 is $373,054. The Department of Education will make funds available to school divisions through competitive grants in varying amounts not to exceed $12,750. School divisions are invited to submit proposals for school-based service-learning programs. Enclosed you will find a copy of Guidelines and Procedures for Competitive Grant Applications for School-Based Service-Learning in Virginia Public Schools, Grade K-12. The deadline for submitting proposals is June 21, 1996. For additional information about the competitive grant applications or Learn and Serve America, you may contact Allen S. Bridgeforth at (804) 225-2850 or Kim Lacy Johnson at (804) 828-1332. WCBjr/smb Enclosure: This memo and its attachment will be sent to the superintendent's office.