COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 246

December 10, 2004

INFORMATIONAL

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. Funding for this program is provided through the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Title IV, Part B. A previous competition was announced in Superintendents Memorandum, Informational, Number 119, dated June 4, 2004. The funds not awarded at the end of that competition will be awarded during this competition.

 

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.

 

 

 

The Intent to Submit form for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers competition is due by January 7, 2005. Applications for 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant funds are due in the Office of Program Administration and Accountability no later than January 28, 2005, 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.doe.virginia.gov/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:

Ms. Cheryl Gray Ball, Specialist

Office of Program Administration

and Accountability

Virginia Department of Education

James Monroe Building, 23rd Floor

101 North 14th Street

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 cheryl.gray.ball@doe.virginia.gov.

 

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