COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 48

August 22, 2003

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Application Packet for 21st Century Community Learning Centers Competitive Grant Program

 

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce the availability of 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant funds to be awarded to eligible organizations to support the implementation of community learning centers that will assist student learning and development.

 

The Virginia Department of Education will fund projects that provide significant expanded learning opportunities for children and youth, and that will assist students to meet or exceed state and local standards in core academic subjects. Applicants eligible to submit a proposal for this competition are nonprofit agencies, city or county government agencies, faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education, and for-profit corporations. Applicants are encouraged to consult extensively with parents, community organizations, businesses, arts and cultural organizations, and other youth development agencies and work in meaningful collaboration to develop 21st Century Community Learning Centers.

 

Funding for this program is provided through the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Title IV, Part B.

 

The Intent to Submit application for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers competition is due by September 2, 2003. Applications for 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant funds are due in the Office of Program Administration and Accountability no later than October 17, 2003, by 4 p.m. The 21st Century Community Learning Centers program is a competitive grant program, and the application can be downloaded at http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Instruction/OCP/21stCentury.html

 

Applications should be mailed to:

Ms. Cheryl Gray Ball, Specialist

Office of Program Administration and Accountability

Virginia Department of Education

P. O. Box 2120

Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120

or

Applications may be hand delivered to:

Office of Program Administration and Accountability

Virginia Department of Education

101 N. 14th Street

James Monroe Building, 23rd Floor

Richmond, Virginia 23219

 

If you have questions or need additional program information, please contact Ms. Gray Ball at 804-225-2882, or by e-mail at cgraybal@mail.vak12ed.edu.

 

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