COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 42
March 13, 1998

INFORMATIONAL

TO:
 
Division Superintendents
 
FROM:
 
Jo Lynne Demary
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
 
SUBJECT:

 

Availability of Adult Education Funds 
1. Employee Development Services
2. Special Experimental, Demonstration, and Teacher Training Projects

 
  1.  EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

  Under provisions of Adult Literacy, included in Chapter 30
  of the Virginia Acts of Assembly (contingent upon the
  availability of funds), approximately $250,000 in state
  funds will be available for providing employee development
  services that will assist the workforce of the Commonwealth
  with the educational skills necessary to meet the challenges
  of tomorrow's workplace. 

  The objectives of the project are to: (1) market workplace
  education services; (2) train and support adult education
  and literacy program managers and instructors; (3) train and
  support  workplace education brokers; (4) support workplace
  education curriculum customization and development; and, (5)
  link workplace education services with other state
  initiatives including apprenticeship and the Virginia
  Community College System programs.


  2. SPECIAL EXPERIMENTAL, DEMONSTRATION, AND TEACHER TRAINING 
     PROJECTS

  Under provisions of Section 353 of the Adult Education Act, 
  (revised by Public Law 100-297 and Amendments) as amended by
  the National Literacy Act of 1991 (Public Law 102-73), a
  minimum of 15% of the federal Adult Education Act grant to
  Virginia must be spent for Special Experimental,
  Demonstration, and Teacher Training Projects.

  Eligible applicants for funds under either of these two
  provisions include local educational agencies, and public or
  private non-profit agencies, organizations, and
  institutions. Eligible applicants wishing to apply for funds
  will be required to submit a proposal.  These proposals must
  be received on or before Friday, April 17, 1998 at 4:00
  p.m., in Adult Education Services office, located at the
  James Monroe Building, 101 N. 14th Street, 21st Floor,
  Richmond, VA 23219.

  Copies of the Request for Proposal (RFP) packet -- including
  policies and procedures, guidelines, and forms -- may be
  obtained from the Adult Education Services office,
  Department of Education, P. O. Box 2120, Richmond, Virginia
  23218-2120; (804) 225-2075.

  Should you have questions regarding the content of the
  proposal, contact either Dr. Lennox McLendon (804-225-2293)
  or Ms. Elizabeth Hawa, Adult Education Program Specialist,

  (804) 225-2836.  Should you have financial questions or
  questions regarding the RFP process, contact Ms. Ellen
  Shepherd, Adult Education Grants Manager, (804) 225-2850. 


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