SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 178
December 2, 1997
|FROM:||Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Goals 2000: Educate America Act Grant|
This is to announce the distribution of subgrant applications for funds available from the Goals 2000: Educate America Act. Virginia Goals 2000 monies will be used to support state and local efforts to develop and implement comprehensive education reform plans. A key component of these plans is to provide computers and related technology for teacher and student use in the classroom. These Goals 2000 funds will be made available in the form of competitive subgrants to school divisions to fund this component. The Department of Education has developed a competitive process to award subgrants to school divisions that submit an updated quality Technology/SOL Implementation Plan. The plans have been submitted by divisions to the Department of Education and are currently being reviewed. School divisions will be required to serve as fiscal agents for use of the funds. Grant amounts will be based upon the number of students in poverty in a division* multiplied by a dollar amount as determined by a division's Technology/SOL Implementation plan rating. Superintendent's Memo Number 156 (enclosed) details the competitive process being used to determine awards. The application is in two parts. The first part is an introduction that provides information about the grant as well as answers to questions related to subgrant application. In the second part of the application packet is a cover page, requirements and assurances of the local school division's improvement plan and a description of school division equitable access and participation. Interested school divisions should submit a subgrant application which must be received by the Department of Education by 5:00 p. m. on Monday, December 15, 1997. Mail application to: Lan Neugent, Acting Assistant Superintendent for Technology, Virginia Department of Education, 101 North 14th Street, 25th Floor, Richmond, Virginia 23219. SUPTS. MEMO NO. 178 December 2, 1997 Page 2 Following a review of school division subgrant applications, it is anticipated that award announcements will be made by letter to the division superintendent between December 16-23, 1997. If you have any questions about the Goals 2000: Educate America Act Grant or the application process, please call Lan Neugent at (804) 786-2260. RTL:ln Attachment: A hard copy of this memo and its attachment will be sent to the superintendent's office * Source: U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Bureau of the Census Poverty Data, 1997.