COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 121

June 10, 2005

 

INFORMATIONAL


TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Request for Proposals (RFP) 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.

 

The Virginia Department of Education will fund projects that provide significant expanded learning opportunities for children and youth, and that will assist students in meeting or exceeding 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. Priority points will be given to those applicants that apply in partnership.

 

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 July 8, 2005. A technical assistance/video teleconference is scheduled for July 19, 2005. A registration form and location information is included in the Request for Proposals (RFP). Applications for 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant funds are due in the Office of Program Administration and Accountability no later than August 5, 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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