COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 1
January 3, 1997

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM:
 
Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT:
 
 
 
Requests for Proposal and Availability of Funds Under 
Project UNITE (UNified Intercommunity Transition and 
Empowerment for Youths with Disabilities (USDOE 
Award #H158A20015)

 
  The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce
  a fifth round of requests for proposals under a federal
  transition project entitled, Project UNITE (UNified
  Intercommunity Transition and Empowerment for Youths With
  Disabilities).  This project offers local school divisions,
  in collaboration with local rehabilitation and other adult
  service agencies, an opportunity to develop programs or
  systemic changes that promote improved school to post-school
  transition outcomes for all youths with disabilities.  Such
  changes may reflect new or expanded initiatives within your
  local school division.  Awards will be made competitively to
  those local school divisions who have not been funded during
  1993, 1994, 1995, or 1996 by Project UNITE.

  Enclosed, please find the request for proposal,  the
  instructions for completing the proposal, and other
  information relating to the review and award process,
  available funds for the projects, and the estimated size and
  number of awards. RFPs must be received by Dr.Sharon deFur,
  Virginia Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond,
  VA 23216-2120, by 5:00 p.m. on April 18, 1996.  Please be
  advised that any applications received after that time will
  not be considered.  Questions pertaining to this program may
  be directed to Dr. Sharon deFur at (804)225-2702 or Mr. Tony
  Faina at (804)225-2700.

  RTL/sdf
  Enclosures:  This memo and its enclosures will be sent to
               the superintendent's office.