DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 207
September 21, 2007
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
2007-2008 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 2007-2008 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 federal poverty level, and 2) all public schools in the division have a locale code of 6, 7, or 8.
codes are assigned to schools according to U.S. Census data used 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.
Based upon the criteria, the following school divisions are eligible for the Rural and Low-Income School Program funds for the 2007-2008 program year:
grant funds are allocated to the eligible divisions above on a prorata basis
using average daily attendance (
The Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2, allocation is available through the reimbursement process as of July 1, 2007. However, if the application was submitted after July 1, 2007, these funds will be available on the date the application was received in the Online Management of Education Grant Awards (OMEGA) System.
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 OMEGA System to review the grant award notification. 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 2007-2008 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.