TO: Division Superintendents
Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
2000 Technology Literacy Challenge Fund Subgrant
Superintendentís Memo #67, dated March 31, 2000, announced the 2000 Technology Literacy Challenge Fund (TLCF) Grant to the Department of Education. TLCF represents a funding opportunity for school divisions to implement the training components of state and division technology plans.
Guidelines for the 2000 subgrant include the optional purchase of computers for teacher-loan programs and software for training. One hundred and ten subgrants (that can range from a minimum of $30,000 to a maximum of $60,000 per subgrant) will be awarded for proposals that are innovative and use creative approaches to provide training opportunities for administrators, teachers, library media specialists, parents, or other personnel.
A copy of the subgrant application is enclosed. The application consists of two parts. The first part includes an introduction providing information about the grant, instructions for completing the application, and an appendix of relevant documents. The second part is the application packet that includes a cover page and narrative, budget, project assurance and equitable access, and participation description sheets.
These subgrants are provided through the United States Department of Education; therefore, it is important that school divisions take special note of all federal requirements that are specified for local educational agencies. This information is included in both the instructions and application packet.
A completed application will require a signed original and three copies of the following:
Description of Equitable Access and Participation
Applications must be sent to the Department of Education, Division of Technology, 18th Floor, 101 North 14th Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, and postmarked by Friday, September 29, 2000. Fax copies and electronic submissions will not be accepted.
The project timeline indicates that subgrant awards will be announced to school divisions no later than October 31, 2000. Should you have questions, please feel free to contact Gordon Creasy, associate specialist, Division of Technology, at (804)225-4430 or mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.