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

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 32
June 22, 2001

ADMINISTRATIVE
 
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Special Education Sliver Grant Awards

We are pleased to announce the release of sliver grant funds under the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 (reference January 26, 2001, Supts. Memo No. 3, Administrative). Each local education agency (LEA) and state-operated program (SOP) was allocated an amount equal to $8.10 per special education pupil, with $4,000 minimum if less than 50 pupils are served, and $14,500 minimum if 50 or more pupils are served. Additionally, allocations not applied for have been redistributed on a proportionate basis to all the applicants.

The grant period extends from January 1, 2001, through September 30, 2002. No funds may be encumbered after September 30, 2002. Final requests for reimbursement must be received by November 30, 2002. The grant award number must be referenced in all communications and reimbursement requests relative to this project. Funds may be used only for the activities stipulated in the approved application. Reimbursement for expenditures cannot be honored where program or budget modifications are implemented without prior approval. Project reimbursement and amendment requests must be made using the forms provided in the Handbook of Procedures and Forms for Requesting Federal Program Reimbursements under Improving America's Schools Act (IASA) and Special Education (IDEA).

The amount of sliver grant funds approved for each division is shown on the attached grant award list. For LEAs and SOPs for whom the application status is indicated as "approved" this memorandum serves as your official grant award notification and you may obligate funds. Reimbursement requests will be processed upon your submission of a revised budget reflecting the actual award amount.

This memorandum also serves as the official grant award notification for LEAs and SOPs for whom the application status is indicated as "conditional approval." You may obligate funds as specified in your budget proposal, but reimbursement requests will not be processed until final approval of the remaining aspects of your application and submission of a revised budget reflecting the actual award amount.

An application status of "pending" means the application either has not been fully reviewed by Department of Education staff or the need for significant revision has been communicated to the local contact person. Individual grant award notices will be issued to LEAs and SOPs for whom the application status is indicated as "pending" after their applications have been finally approved.

Questions pertaining to sliver grant awards may be directed to John Mitchell, Associate Director, Office of Special Education and Student Services at (mail to: jmitchell@mail.vak12ed.edu) or (804) 225-2704.

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http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/suptsmemo/2001/adm032.pdf