DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 164
August 25, 2006
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
2006-2007 Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2, Rural and Low-Income School Program Entitlements Under Provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Public Law 107-110
Attached are the 2006-2007 Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2, Rural and Low-Income School Program federal allocations for school divisions that qualify based upon the following eligibility criteria specified in the law: 1) 20 percent or more of the children ages 5-17 years served by the division are from families with incomes below the poverty line, and 2) all public schools in the division have a locale code of 6, 7, or 8.
codes are assigned to schools, according to Census data collected by the
Locale code 6 - A school is located in a place that is outside of a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) and has a population of at least 2,500 persons but fewer than 25,000 persons.
Locale code 7 A school is located in a place that is outside of an MSA and has a population of fewer than 2,500 persons.
Locale code 8 - A school is located in a place that is inside an MSA and has a population of fewer than 2,500 persons.
These funds may be used in any of the following areas:
The Title VI Part B, Subpart 2, allocation will be available through the reimbursement process as of July 1, 2006. However, if the application was submitted after July 1, 2006, these funds will be available on the date the application was received in OMEGA.
Upon receipt of an approvable application by the Virginia Department of Education, the school division will receive an e-mail with instructions to log into the Online Management of Education Grant Awards (OMEGA) System to review the grant award notifications. Budgets will be distributed in OMEGA based on approved applications. Questions regarding this process should be sent to OMEGA SUPPORT at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (804) 371-0993.
If the school division has already received approval for its 2006-2007 consolidated or individual application, please amend it to reflect the current Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2 allocations.
Please direct all Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2, programmatic questions to Gabie Frazier, Title I specialist, at Gabie.Frazier@doe.virginia.gov, or (804) 225-2907.