SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 69
April 25, 1997
|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. RTL:ejs 1 Enclosure: A hard copy of this memo and its enclosure will be sent to the superintendent's office.