0COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 150

July 30, 2004

 

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Announcement of Second Smaller Learning Communities Competitive Grant for Large Public High Schools

 

The Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) announced a second Smaller Learning Communities (SLC) Program grant competition in the Federal Register on July 8, 2004. Available funds are estimated to be $73 million. Divisions can receive from $250,000-$500,000 per school, depending on size, to implement a three-year project to develop smaller learning communities as a way to restructure for improved student achievement. Successful planning applicants will be awarded $25,000-$50,000 per school. The closing date for submission of applications is August 9, 2004. Unsuccessful applications from the first round were returned with comments in early July; these applicants are encouraged to revise applications and reapply in this competition. All other eligible applicants are also encouraged to apply.

 

Further information about the program, including the grant application package, is available at the OVAE website: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ovae/index.html. If you have questions, please contact Maureen B. Hijar (mhijar@mail.vak12ed.edu), director of secondary instruction, at (804) 225-2880 or Bob Almond (ralmond@mail.vak12ed.ed), director of career and technical education at (804) 225-2847.

 

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