COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 15
January 29, 1999

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Availability of Funds for Adult Basic Education and Literacy for 1999-2004
  Under the provisions of Title II of the Workforce
  Investment Act of 1998, Public Law 105-220, funds are
  available to provide Adult Basic Education and Literacy
  services.  Eligible applicants include public and private
  nonprofit organizations.  Eligible organizations
  submitting initial applications must develop a multi-year
  program plan.  A minimum of 10% non-federal cash match is
  required for 1999-2000.

  As you are aware, the Standards of Quality, Item D. 9,
  states that local school boards shall implement "adult
  education programs for individuals functioning below the
  high school completion level.  Such programs may be
  conducted by the school board as the primary agency or
  through a collaborative arrangement between the school
  board and other agencies."  Thus, it is important for the
  public school system, or its designee, to facilitate the
  planning process with other agency representatives in the
  community.  Because the adult education planning process
  involves community-wide participation, you may be
  contacted by agencies and organizations that wish to
  collaborate in developing the plan and providing
  services. 

  Application and Comprehensive Plan Development materials
  are available from the Virginia Department of Education,
  Adult Education Services, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond,
  Virginia 23218-2120, (804) 225-2075.  Applications and
  Comprehensive Plans are due in the Adult Education
  Services office on or before 4:00 p. m. Friday, April 16,
  1999.  For information, please contact Dr. Lennox L.
  McLendon, Associate Director for Adult Education
  Services, lmclendo@pen.k12.va.us or (804) 225-2293.

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