COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 53
April 5, 2002
Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Virginia Preschool Initiative Grant Application Package for Fiscal Year 2003 (July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2003)
The Department of Education is pleased to announce the Virginia Preschool Initiative application package for fiscal year 2003. This initiative provides programs for at-risk four-year-old children that include quality preschool education, health services, social services, parental involvement, and transportation. Programs must be planned to provide services for the entire school year and must operate a full-day schedule.
State funds for the program will be distributed based on an allocation formula providing the state share of a $5,400 grant per child for 60 percent of the unserved at-risk four-year-olds in each locality. The projected local distribution of state funds for each locality for fiscal year 2002-2003 is listed in Attachment B and is based on the estimated formula-driven entitlement available for appropriation. Actual appropriation, subject to the Governors approval, may indicate a different distribution of state funds available to each locality.
The grant application must be submitted to the Department of Education electronically no later than May 15, 2002, followed in the mail or hand delivered by one original grant application with all required signatures. Electronic applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. The original grant application and guidelines should be mailed to the following address:
Virginia Department of Education
Office of Elementary Instruction
P. O. Box 2120
Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120
Attention: Kathleen M. Smith
Attached, please find the grant application (Attachment A) and guidelines for submission (Attachment B). A copy of the application and guidelines is also available at the following website address:
If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen M. Smith (mailto:email@example.com), education specialist, at (804) 786-5819.