COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 29
May 16, 1997

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Grant Applications for Programs Involving Homeless Children and Youth

 
  Enclosed is the 1997-99 proposal package to be used for
  applying for funding under the Stewart B. McKinney Education
  for Homeless Children and Youth program authorized by the
  Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, as amended
  September 28, 1994.  Programs will be approved for the two
  year grant period, however, funds will be allocated on a
  yearly basis pending continued funding at the federal level. 
  Only one proposal is necessary for the two year grant
  period.  Grant awards are provided for direct services to
  ensure the enrollment, attendance, and success of homeless
  children and youth in school.  Grants will continue to be
  awarded on a competitive basis.

  Dr. James Stronge, at the College of William and Mary, is the
  State Coordinator for the Education of Homeless Children and
  Youth.  Questions regarding the grant or the application process
  should be referred to Dr. Stronge or Pamela Tucker, Program
  Administrator, (757) 221-4002.  Local school divisions that wish
  to compete for funds should return a completed application
  proposal following the format outlined in the attached Proposal
  Packet.

  Complete proposals should be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday,
  July 7, 1997.

  Send Proposals (3 copies) to:    Dr. James H. Stronge
                              Virginia Homeless Education Project
                              School of Education
                              The College of William and Mary
                              P. O. Box 8795
                              Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-8795

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  Enclosure:   A hard copy of this memo and its enclosure will be
               sent to the superintendent's office
.