COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 64

March 16, 2007

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Dominion Educational Grants

 

Dominion Power supports a wide range of environmental, cultural, community development, and health and human services efforts through the Dominion Foundation. In the area of education, Dominion accepts grant applications (up to $10,000) to encourage the development of new programs to strengthen mathematics and science education in kindergarten through grade 12. Grants are available to public and private schools, nonprofit agencies, state and local agencies, and higher education. The Dominion Foundation awarded $220,000 to 96 schools and educational organizations for the 2006-07 school year.

 

Grants are available in the following categories:

o       mini-grants for any mathematics and science activity (up to $1,000);

o       concentrated grants in environmental education, increasing parental involvement in mathematics and/or science education, or raising achievement in mathematics and science (up to $5,000); and

o       energy education (up to $10,000).

 

Applications are now being accepted for Dominion Educational Partnership grants for the 2007-08 school year. The grants home page may be accessed at http://www.dom.com/about/education/grants/grants.jsp. Grants will be accepted until May 1, 2007, at 5 p.m. If you have questions, please contact Cindy Balderson, Dominion Volunteer and Educational Partnerships, by e-mail at Cindy.Balderson@dom.com or by telephone at (804) 771-3723; or Deborah Kiger Bliss, mathematics coordinator, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, by e-mail at Deborah.Bliss@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 786-6418.

 

 

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