COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 69
April 25, 1997

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Competitive Grant Application for Learn and Serve Virginia K-12 Grants

 
  The Corporation for National Service has announced that
  grant awards will be provided on a formula allotment basis
  to State Educational Agencies (SEAs).  These funds are being
  awarded to support Learn and Serve, a program designed for
  the purpose of planning, operating, implementing, or
  expanding high quality school-based service-learning
  projects, grades K-12.

  The Department of Education will make funds available in the
  form of competitive subgrants to school divisions in varying
  amounts, not to exceed $12,000.  The deadline for submitting
  proposals is June 6, 1997.

  School divisions are invited to submit one application per
  school division for school-based service-learning projects. 
  To obtain a copy of Guidelines and Procedures for
  Competitive Grant Application for Learn and Serve Virginia
  K-12, please contact Mrs. Helen Shook at (804) 371-2768.

  Selected subgrant recipients will be announced by July 15,
  1997.  Subgrant projects will begin September 2, 1997, and
  end June 30, 1998.  Renewal applications for 1998-1999 and
  1999-2000 will be available each Spring.

  For additional information about Learn and Serve Virginia K-12, 
  or about this competitive subgrant opportunity, please
  contact Ms. Ellen Shepherd, Grants Manager, at (804) 225-2850.

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