COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 47
July 19, 2002
Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Grant Applications for Programs Involving Homeless Children and Youth
Enclosed is the 2002-2005 proposal package to be used when applying for funding under the McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2001 [Title X, Part C of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act]. With the increased responsibilities in the NCLB Act for all school divisions to serve students experiencing homelessness, divisions that have not submitted a proposal in the past may wish to consider this funding opportunity. Programs will be approved for the three-year grant period; however, funds will be allocated on a yearly basis contingent on evaluation and continued funding at the federal level. It is anticipated that funding for Virginia in 2002-2003 will be approximately $800,000 with awards for 15-20 proposals ranging from $5,000 to $100,000 per year. Multi-division or regional proposals are encouraged. Only one proposal is necessary for the three-year grant period. Grant awards are provided for direct services to ensure the enrollment, attendance, and success of homeless children and youth in school. Grants will continue to be awarded on a competitive basis.
Dr. James H. Stronge, at The College of William and Mary, is the
state coordinator for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth. Questions regarding the grant or the application process should be referred to Dr. Patricia A. Popp, director, or Dr. James H. Stronge, state coordinator, at (757) 221-4002 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Local school divisions that wish to compete for funds should return a completed application proposal following the format outlined in the attached Proposal Packet.
Complete proposals should be received by 5 p.m. August 30, 2002.
Send Proposals(3 copies) to: Dr. James H. Stronge
School of Education
The College of William and Mary
P. O. Box 8795