COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 5
January 20, 2006
Superintendent of Public Instruction
for Emergency Impact Aid for Students Displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and
December 30, 2005, President Bush signed into law H.R. 2863, the FY2006
Department of Defense appropriations bill.
Title IV of this legislation is the Hurricane Education Recovery Act
which appropriates funds to assist students displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and
Rita. The Emergency Impact Aid for
Displaced Students is a section of this act for which Virginia can apply for funds to support
local school divisions and nonpublic schools.
Attached are instructions on how school divisions apply through the state
for these funds. An explanation of the
application procedure and forms are provided, as is the U.S. Department of
Educations Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
Note that federal timelines
require applications to be received by the Virginia Department
of Education via Project HOPE-Virginia by
5 p.m. on January 26, 2006.
Applications must be submitted to Patricia Popp, state coordinator for
the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, Office of Student Services, at
Project HOPEVA, electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org
or faxed to 757-221-2988.
may be directed to either Cynthia
Cave, director of student
services at 804-225-2818, or by e-mail Cynthia.Cave@doe.virginia.gov,
or to Patricia Popp at 757-221-7776 or by e-mail email@example.com.