COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 110
May 21, 1999

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Competitive Subgrant Application for Learn and Serve Virginia K-12 Grants 1999-2000
  The Corporation for National Service has announced that
  Virginia will receive funds to support Learn and Serve, a
  program designed for the purpose of planning, operating,
  implementing, or expanding high quality school-based
  service-learning projects, grades K-12.  The Virginia
  Department of  Education will make funds available to
  expand the number of service-learning projects in 1999-2000.

  School divisions that have not previously participated in
  a Learn and Serve Virginia, K-12 program are invited to
  submit an application.  Competitive subgrants are due
  June 15, 1999.  Subgrantees will be notified before June
  30, 1999, and project preparation and implementation
  activities will begin July 1, 1999. 

  One subgrant per successful application will be awarded,
  in an amount of up to $13,000.  A subgrantee will match
  at least 50% of the cost of a school division's project. 
  To obtain a copy of Guidelines and Procedures for
  Competitive Grant Application for Learn and Serve
  Virginia K-12, please contact Mrs. Helen Shook at
  (804)371-2768.

  For additional information about Learn and Serve Virginia
  K-12, or about this competitive subgrant opportunity,
  please contact Bob Almond, (804)225-3349, or Rebecca
  Southall, (804)225-2850.

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