COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 98
May 31, 1996

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
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.