COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 125
July 25, 1997

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: School/Community Health Services Grants

 
  Since 1992, thirty-nine local school divisions have received
  grants from funds appropriated by the General Assembly to
  provide health services to children of school age.  The 1996
  General Assembly appropriated $300,000 for at least six
  additional pilots for the first year of a two-year project.  
  The first year award is for planning.  Funding for the
  second year, which is for implementation, is contingent upon
  approval by the 1998 General Assembly.

  The Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia
  Department of Medical Assistance Services are jointly
  issuing a request for proposals for the planning and
  implementation of the school/community health services
  projects.  Planning grants of up to $50,000 will be made to
  selected projects.  Planning sites will be eligible to
  receive up to $250,000 in implementation funds, if
  appropriated in the 1998-2000 biennial budget by the General
  Assembly.  In order to be eligible, a school division must
  be, or agree to become, a Medicaid provider approved by the
  Department of Medical Assistance Services and must
  participate in the Medicaid billing program for special
  education and health services.

  Grant applications may be obtained  in hard copy or on disk
  from Ms. Barbara Klear, School/Community Health Services
  Grants Specialist.  Ms. Klear may be reached at (757) 441-147
  (fax: (757) 441-1073).  Applications must be submitted
  to the Department of Education by October 14, 1997.  The
  final selection process will be completed by December 12,
  1997 with grant awards in January, 1998.  If you have any
  questions or need additional information, please call Ms.
  Klear or Mr. H. Douglas Cox, Director, Office of Special
  Education and Student Services at (804) 225-2402.  


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