COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 84
June 12, 1998

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: 1998 Technology Literacy Challenge Fund Subgrant Application

 
  Superintendent's Memo #76, dated May 29, 1998, announced the
  1998 Technology Literacy Challenge Fund (TLCF) Grant to the
  Department of Education. TLCF represents a funding
  opportunity for school divisions to implement the training
  components of state and division technology plans.

  Guidelines for the 1998 subgrant include the optional
  purchase of computers for teacher-loan programs and software
  for training. One hundred and six subgrants averaging
  $55,000 each will be awarded for proposals that are
  innovative and use creative approaches to provide training
  opportunities for administrators, teachers, library media
  specialists, or other personnel.

  A copy of the subgrant application will be mailed to each
  division superintendent and  technology coordinator by June
  15, 1998. A completed application will require a signed
  original and five copies of the following:

               Cover Page
               Application Form
               Budget
               Project Assurance
               Description of Equitable Access and
                 Participation

  Applications must be sent to the Department of Education,
  Division of Technology, 18th Floor, 101 North 14th Street,
  Richmond, Virginia 23219, and postmarked by Wednesday,
  September 30, 1998. Fax copies and electronic submissions
  will not be accepted.


  The projected timeline indicates that subgrant awards will
  be announced to school divisions through a Superintendent's
  Memorandum no later than October 30, 1998. Should you have
  questions, please feel free to contact Lan Neugent at (804)
  225-2757.


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