COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 117
June 21, 1996

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
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.
  
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  Attachment:  This memo and its attachment will be sent to
               the superintendent's office.