COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 37
February 28, 1997

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 of Education's competitive grant
  application process to establish programs based on the Jobs
  for America's Graduates (JAG) national model.  These 
  programs will be funded for school divisions in the state
  and 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 funds and/or private funds.

  The primary purpose of the grant program is to assist
  twelfth-grade youth, who are economically disadvantaged and
  are not achieving in school, to complete high school and to
  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 for
  funding in the next fiscal year (July 1, 1997 - June 30,
  1998) must complete the forms in the grant application
  packet and submit them to Robert Almond at the Department of
  Education no later than April 4, 1997.  If additional
  information is needed please get in touch with Elizabeth
  Hawa at 804/225-2836. 


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