COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 64

March 17, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

2006-2007 Dominion Educational Partnership Grants

 

The Dominion Foundation is offering approximately $220,000 in educational partnership grants to encourage the development of new programs to strengthen mathematics and/or science education in kindergarten through grade 12. Accredited public and private elementary and secondary schools, public school divisions, institutions of higher education, state agencies, and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are invited to apply. Projects must take place between July 15, 2006, and July 30, 2007.

 

This highly competitive funding consists of two categories. The mini-grant category provides up to $1,000 in funding to enhance the teaching of mathematics and/or science. The larger grant category provides funding from $1,001 - $5,000 and must focus on one of the following:

 

        Parental Involvement: Projects to increase the role of parents in mathematics and/or science achievement;

        Closing the Gap: Projects to help schools with standardized test scores in mathematics and science averaging below the 50 percentile; or

        Environmental Education: Projects to develop mathematics and/or science skills through the study of the environment.

 

Applications must be submitted electronically through www.dom.com (keyword education). The project description should total no more than two pages for larger grants and one page for mini-grants. The description should include: a brief explanation of the project and targeted student population, expected outcomes, evaluation methods, and project leadership.

 

Applications must be received by Dominion electronically by 5 p.m., May 1, 2006. A copy of the 20062007 Dominion application can be found on Dominions website at http://www.dom.com/about/education/grants/grants.jsp or by contacting Dominions Educational Partnerships coordinator at (800) 730-7217; or Eric Rhoades by e-mail at eric.rhoades@doe.virginia.gov, science coordinator, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, or by telephone at (804) 225-2676; or Deborah Bliss by e-mail at deborah.bliss@doe.virginia.gov, mathematics coordinator, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, or by telephone at (804) 786-6418.

 

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