COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 73

April 25, 2003

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Virginia Preschool Initiative Grant Application Package for Fiscal Year 2004 (July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004)

 

The Department of Education is pleased to announce the Virginia Preschool Initiative application package for 2003-2004. 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 2003-2004 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 16, 2003, followed in the mail by one original grant application with all required signatures. Electronic applications should be submitted to Gail Barnes at gbarnes@mail.vak12ed.edu. The original grant application should be mailed to the following address:

 

Virginia Department of Education

Office of Elementary Instruction

P. O. Box 2120

Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120

Attention: Gail Barnes

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:
http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Instruction/Elem_M/early.html

If you have any questions, please contact Gail Barnes, education specialist, (mailto:gbarnes@mail.vak12ed.edu), at (804) 371-5378.

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Attachments
/administrators/superintendents_memos/2003/inf073a.pdf
/administrators/superintendents_memos/2003/inf073b.pdf