COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 58

November 9, 2001

 

ADMINISTRATIVE

 

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Urgent School Renovation and Technology Grants

 

The United States Department of Education has awarded Virginia a grant of $16,877,946 to award as subgrants to school divisions for part A Emergency School Repairs and Renovations, and part B Technology Activities related to school repairs and renovation.

 

The awards will be made on a competitive basis to school divisions that qualify as either High Poverty in which 30 percent or more of the enrolled students are considered to be poor as defined by the Office of Management and Budget, or, Rural in which 75 percent or more of the divisions students attend a rural school as defined in the U. S. Department of Educations Common Core of Data Public School Universe file.

 

Attachment A is a listing of school divisions in Virginia that qualify as high poverty, and Attachment B is a listing of school divisions that qualify as rural. Only these divisions are eligible to apply for these competitive grant awards. The awards will be based upon the applications from eligible school divisions; however, not all eligible school divisions will receive a grant award. School divisions that do not meet the criteria of either high poverty or rural do not qualify and will not be considered for an award.

 

Attachment C contains the instructions for completing both the school renovation grant application and the technology grant application. Attachment D contains the grant application package for the school renovation grant. Attachment E contains the grant application package for completing the technology grant.

 

Questions concerning these grants may be submitted by e-mail or by calling:

 

David L. Boddy

Associate Director Support Services

Virginia Department of Education

(804) 225-2035

e-mail: dboddy@mail.vak12ed.edu

 

Applications must be returned to the Department of Education no later than December 21, 2001.

 

 

JDM:DLB/ya

 

Attachments

 

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2001/adm058a.pdf

 

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2001/adm058b.pdf

 

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2001/adm058c.pdf

 

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2001/adm058d.pdf

 

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2001/adm058e.pdf