COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 13
January 31, 2003

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Adult Education English Literacy/Civics Education Program Subgrant Application Packet

 

The Virginia Department of Education will make $648,370 available for English Literacy/Civics Education projects authorized by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Adult Education State Grants Program PL 105-220. Grants will be authorized for 15 months.

 

The purpose of the Virginia EL/Civics Education program is to support projects that demonstrate effective practices in providing and increasing access to English literacy programs linked to civics education. Participants should be able to increase their English proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening in order to understand governmental, educational, and workplace systems and key American institutions such as banking and health care. New classes may be started or existing programs may be enhanced by incorporating civics education into English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes, conducting outreach activities, or increasing the number of students receiving ESOL.

 

All EL/Civics Education grant applicants shall incorporate health literacy and use technology as a major delivery system.

 

School divisions, postsecondary institutions, and private not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community-based organizations that have historically served populations described as English for speakers of other languages are eligible applicants in accordance with the requirements stated in the Federal Register, dated November 17, 1999, and the approved Virginia State Plan for Adult Education and Family Literacy, 1999-2004. Recipients should show how they would work together with other state and local agencies in delivering services without duplicating existing services.

 

Projects may request up to $75,000 per year. No project will be funded for less than $10,000. No match is required.

 

To be considered for funding, your application must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on March 7, 2003. The application should be submitted to:

 

Dr. Yvonne V. Thayer, Director

Office of Adult Education and Literacy

Virginia Department of Education

P.O. Box 2120

Richmond, VA 23218-2120

 

The application 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

 

For further information, please contact Anita Prince (mailto:aprince@mail.vak12ed.edu), program specialist, at 804-371-7852 or Becky Marable (mailto:rmarable@mail.vak12ed.edu), grants manager, at 804-225-2850.

 

 

JLD/YVT/gjm

 

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