COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 58
November 9, 2001
Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
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
Applications must be returned to the Department of Education no later than December 21, 2001.