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

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 82
April 21, 2000

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: JoLynne DeMary
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: 2000-2001 Learn and Serve K-12 New Grant Program


 The Department of Education is pleased to announce the availability of Learn and 
Serve K-12 grant funds to be awarded to school divisions for the development of new 
programs to implement a high quality school-based, service-learning program in the 
2000-2001 school year.   Currently, Virginia has 23 Learn and Serve projects that 
provide opportunities for students to apply classroom learning through service 
projects in the local community.  

Funding for the Learn and Serve K-12 program is provided by the Corporation for 
National Service through a competitive application process.  New Learn and Serve 
programs will be awarded $13,000 and are required to match the grant with the same 
amount of local or state funds.  All funding for these programs are contingent upon 
the availability of funds from the corporation. 

School divisions interested in developing a Learn and Serve program are invited to 
submit a grant proposal.  We plan to increase the number of programs from 23 to 33 
during the 2000-2001 school year.  To obtain a copy of the Guidelines and Procedures 
for the Competitive Grant, please call Julie Norman at (804) 371-2768 in the Office 
of Career, Technical and Adult Education Services.  

If you have questions about the Learn and Serve program or about the grant proposal,
please contact Becky Marable (mailto:rmarable@pen.k12.va.us) at (804) 225-2850 or 
Bob Almond (mailto:ralmond@pen.k12.va.us) at (804) 225-3349.

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