COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 11
March 11, 2005
Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Grant Applications for Programs Involving Homeless Children and Youth
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2001 (Title X, Part C of the No Child Left Behind Act) authorizes the Board of Education to make grants to local education agencies for the purpose of facilitating the enrollment, attendance, and success of homeless children and youth in school.
Enclosed is the 2005-2008 proposal package to be used when school divisions apply for competitive funding under the McKinney-Vento Act. It is anticipated that funding for Virginia in 2005-2006 will be approximately $1,000,000 with awards for 25-30 proposals ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 per year. Multi-division or regional proposals are encouraged. Only one proposal is necessary for the three-year grant period. Grant awards are provided for direct services to ensure the enrollment, attendance, and success in school of children and youth experiencing homelessness. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis based on documented need and quality of the proposed program.
With the increased responsibilities to serve students experiencing homelessness under the No Child Left Behind Act(NCLB), school divisions that have not submitted a proposal in the past may wish to consider this funding opportunity. Programs will be approved for the three-year grant period; however, funds will be allocated on a yearly basis contingent on evaluation and continued funding at the federal level.
Dr. Patricia A. Popp, at The College of William and Mary, is the
state coordinator for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth. Questions regarding the grant or the application process should be referred to Dr. Popp, at (757) 221-4002 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. School divisions that wish to compete for funds should return a completed application proposal following the format outlined in the attached Proposal Packet.
Complete proposals should be received by 5 p.m. July 15, 2005.
Send Proposal (3 copies) to:
Dr. Patricia A. Popp
School of Education
The College of William and Mary
P. O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-8795