COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 157
October 23, 1998

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Jobs for Virginia Graduates (JVG) Grant Application Process

 
  Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) funds are available
  through the Department of Education's competitive grant
  application process for programs using the Jobs for
  America's Graduates (JAG) national model.  These programs
  will be funded with school divisions in the state for the
  second semester of the 1998-99 school year.  The local
  program will carry the name Jobs for Virginia Graduates
  (JVG), consistent with a private foundation of the same
  name.  School divisions will be required to match the
  JTPA grants with local school funds and/or private funds.

  The primary mission of these programs will be to assist
  twelfth-grade youth who are economically disadvantaged
  and are not achieving in school to complete high school
  and to find and retain quality jobs.  The school division
  must employ a job specialist, who will work directly with
  students who meet the program criteria.

  School divisions interested in submitting applications
  must request a grant packet application, complete the
  forms in the packet, and submit those forms to Robert
  Almond at the Department of Education no later than
  November 30, 1998.  If additional information is needed
  regarding the program or the grant application, please
  contact Elizabeth Hawa at 804/225-2836.

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