COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 108
August 3, 2001
INFORMATIONAL
 
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Application Packet for Learn and Serve K-12 Competitive Grant Program

The Virginia 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 school-based, service-learning programs for the 2001-2002 school year. Currently, Virginia has 24 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. Programs selected for funding will be awarded up to $15,000 and are required to match the grant with the same amount of local or state funds.

Learn and Serve is a competitive grant program. Applications for Learn and Serve are due in the Office of Adult Education and Literacy no later than September 7, 2001, at 4:30 p.m. The application packet can be found in electronic form at the Department of Education's website:

http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Instruction/Adult/.

Applications should be mailed to:

Dr. Yvonne V. Thayer, Director
Office of Adult Education and Literacy
Virginia Department of Education
P. O. Box 2120
Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120

or

Applications may be hand delivered to:

Office of Adult Education and Literacy
Virginia Department of Education
101 N. 14th Street
James Monroe Building, 21st Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219

If you have questions or need additional program information, please contact Jennifer Stuart (mailto:jstuart@mail.vak12ed.edu), instructional specialist, at 804- 786-7644. Fiscal questions should be directed to Becky Marable (mailto:rmarable@pen.k12.va.us), grants manager, at 804-225-2850.
 
 

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