COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 157
September 20, 1996

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Jobs for Virginia Graduates (JVG) Grant Application Process

 
  Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) funds are available
  through the Department's competitive grant application
  process for receipt of applications to establish programs
  using the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) national model. 
  These  programs will be funded with local school divisions
  in the state, and the local program will carry the name Jobs
  for Virginia Graduates (JVG), consistent with a newly formed
  private foundation of the same name.  School divisions will
  be required to match the JTPA grants with local school funds
  and/or private funds.
  
  The primary mission of these programs will be to assist
  twelfth-grade youth who are economically disadvantaged and
  not achieving in school to complete high school as well as
  secure and retain quality jobs.  The school division must
  employ a Job Specialist, who will work directly with 35-45
  students who meet the program criteria.  School divisions
  may pool their resources to develop a regional application.
  
  School divisions interested in submitting applications must
  complete the forms in the grant application packet and
  submit those forms to Robert Almond at the Department of
  Education no later than October 18, 1996.  If additional
  information is needed regarding the program or the grant
  application, contact Elizabeth Hawa at 804/225-2836. 
  
  A Pre-Application Information Session for JVG will be held
  October 2, 1996, at the Charlottesville Performing Arts
  Center Auditorium (located in the rear of Charlottesville
  High School, 1400 Melbourne Road) from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00
  p.m.  If you wish to attend, please call Helen Shook at
  804/371-2768 to register.  Also, each school division that
  is awarded a grant must send their Job Specialist to a
  Training Seminar to be held in Richmond, November 18-20,
  1996.
  
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