COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 20

January 26, 2007

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Dr. Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Jobs For Virginia Graduates(JVG)Grant Application Process

 

In the past, the General Assembly has made funds available to Jobs for Virginia Graduates to fund programs in local school divisions using the Jobs for Americas Graduates (JAG) national model. The Virginia Department of Education serves as the fiscal agent for these programs. Additional funds may be available to fund a limited number of programs through the Department of Educations competitive grant application process in amounts up to $25,000. School divisions will be required to match this amount with local funds and/or private funds. Grant awards are contingent on the availability of state funds.

 

The primary mission of the program is to assist high school youth who are economically disadvantaged and to provide additional supports that enable them to graduate, secure and retain quality jobs. Three programs, the senior model, the multi-year model, and middle school model can be offered independently or in combination. The school division must utilize grant funds to employ a job specialist who will work directly with the students who meet the program criteria. The job specialist will be required to attend the national training in Orlando, Florida the week of July 9, 2007. School divisions may pool their resources to develop a regional application.

 

School divisions that are interested in submitting applications for the next fiscal year (July 1, 2007June 30, 2008) should complete the attached forms and submit the application to Elizabeth M. Russell at the Department of Education no later than April 1, 2007. If you have program questions, you may contact Barry Glenn, president, Jobs for Virginia Graduates via telephone at (804) 513-1931 or via e-mail at rbglenn@cox.net. Financial questions may be directed to Terry Dougherty, grants administrator, Office of Career and Technical Education Services via telephone at (804) 225-3349 or via e-mail at Terry.Dougherty@doe.virginia.gov.

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