COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 46
June 18, 1999

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Grant Applications for Programs Involving Homeless Children and Youth


Enclosed is the 1999-02 proposal package to be used for applying for funding under the Stewart B. McKinney Education
 for Homeless Children and Youth program authorized by the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, as
 amended September 28, 1994. Programs will be approved for a three- year grant period; however, funds will be allocated
 on a yearly basis contingent on evaluation and continued funding at the federal level. Only one proposal is required for the
 three-year grant period. Grant awards are provided for direct services to ensure the enrollment, attendance, and success
 of homeless children and youth in school. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis. 

 Local school divisions that wish to compete for funds should return a completed application proposal following the format
 outlined in the attached Proposal Packet. Completed proposals should be received by 5:00 p.m. July 16, 1999. Please
 submit an original and three copies to:  
 Dr. James H. Stronge

 Project HOPE 
 Virginia Homeless Education Project 
 School of Education 
 The College of William and Mary 
 PO Box 8795 
 Williamsburg VA 23187-8795 

 Questions regarding the grant or the application process should be referred to Dr. James Stronge, state coordinator for the
 Homeless Program or Patricia Popp, program administrator, at (757) 221-4002.  

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 Attachments:
            A hard copy of this memeo and its attachments will be sent to the superintendent's office.