COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 89

April 28, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Patricia Wright

Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Adult Education English Literacy/Civics

Education Program Subgrant Application Packet

 

 

The Virginia Department of Education will make funds available for English Literacy/Civics (EL/Civics) Education projects authorized by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998, Adult Education State Grants Program PL 105-220. Grants will be authorized for one program year, beginning July 1, 2006, and ending June 30, 2007, pending the availability of federal funds. Based on program performance, grantees will be considered for continued funding after the first year.

 

The purpose of the Virginia EL/Civics Education program is to support projects that demonstrate effective practices in providing and increasing access to English literacy programs linked to civics education. Participants should be able to increase their English proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening to understand and navigate governmental, educational, and workplace systems and key American institutions such as banking and health care.

 

School divisions, postsecondary institutions, and private not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community-based organizations that have historically served populations in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programs are eligible applicants in accordance with the eligibility requirements stated in the Federal Register, dated November 17, 1999, and the approved Virginia State Plan for Adult Education and Family Literacy, 1999-2004. Recipients should show how they would work together with other state and local agencies in delivering services without duplicating existing services. The minimum amount to be provided for projects is $10,000, and the maximum amount is $100,000 per year.

 

To be considered for funding, your application package must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on May 31, 2006. The application should be submitted to:

 

Elizabeth Hawa, Director

Office of Adult Education and Literacy

Virginia Department of Education

P.O. Box 2120

Richmond, VA 23218-2120

 

The application may be hand delivered to:

 

Office of Adult Education and Literacy

Virginia Department of Education

James Monroe Building, 21st Floor

101 N. 14th Street

Richmond, Virginia 23219

 

For further information, please contact Judith Fine, program specialist, Office of Adult Education and Literacy, by e-mail at Judy.Fine@doe.virginia.gov, or by telephone at (804) 786-8367.

 

 

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Attachment

 

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2006/inf089a.pdf