COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 198

September 30, 2005

 

INFORMATIONAL

 

 

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

2005-06 Teacher Incentive Grants

 

The Virginia Commission for the Arts is offering 2005-2006 Teacher Incentive Grants. This highly competitive funding category provides up to $300 in funding for classroom projects designed to link the arts with learning objectives in mathematics, science, history and social science, and English/language arts. Projects must take place between January 1 and June 30, 2006.

 

Teachers who are currently employed by Virginia educational institutions (PK-12) that are in compliance with Federal Civil Rights regulations and the Americans with Disabilities Act are eligible to apply. Teachers may submit more than one proposal but may receive no more than one Teacher Incentive Grant award. Projects are selected to receive funding through a competitive statewide review process.

 

Applicants must submit a signed original and eleven photocopies of each completed application. A one-page project description must be attached to the completed original application and to each photocopy. A letter from the school's principal indicating the school's willingness to accept the funds on behalf of the teacher must accompany the application. The school's principal must sign the application as the "Authorizing Official. Schools must provide the school division's federal Employer Identification Number (EIN). The state cannot issue funds unless the school division's correct complete EIN is provided on each application.

 

Applications must be received by the Virginia Commission for the Arts on or before 5 p.m., October 17, 2005. A copy of the 2005-2006 academic year application can be found on the Commissions website at http://www.arts.virginia.gov/ or by contacting Tatjana Franke (tatjana.franke@arts.virginia.gov), coordinator for Arts in Education, at (804) 225-3132; or Cheryle Gardner (Cherry.Gardner@doe.virginia.gov), principal specialist of fine arts, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, at (804) 225-2881.

 

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