SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 117
June 21, 1996
|FROM:||William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||School/Community Health Services Grants|
Since 1992, 31 school divisions have received grants from funds appropriated by the General Assembly to provide health services to children of school age. The General Assembly has appropriated $300,000 for at least six additional pilots for the first year of a two-year project, and $1,200,000 for the second year. The Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services are jointly issuing a request for proposals for the planning and implementation of school/community health services projects. Planning grants of up to $50,000 will be made to selected projects. Planning sites will then be eligible to receive up to $250,000 in implementation funds. In order to be eligible, a school division must be, or agree to become, a Medicaid provider approved by the Department of Medical Assistance Services and participate in the Medicaid billing program for special education and health services. Applicants must submit grant applications to the Department of Education by October 18, 1996. The final selection process will be completed by December 15, 1996 with grant awards in January 1997. If you have any questions or need additional information, please call Barbara Klear at (804) 441-1471 or H. Douglas Cox, Director of Special Education and Student Services, at (804) 225-2402. Copies of the grant application are available on disk by calling Ms. Klear. WCBJr/cp Attachment: This memo and its attachment will be sent to the superintendent's office.