DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 7
March 28, 2008
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
This communication informs school division superintendents that the 2008-2009 federal program applications under Public Law 107-110, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), are available on the Department of Education's website at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Instruction/OCP/nclb-applications.html. Applications can also be accessed through the Department's No Child Left Behind website at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/nclb/.
The deadline for all federal applications is July 1, 2008. A school division that submits an approvable individual or consolidated application by July 1, 2008, will have the appropriate 2008-2009 funds available on a reimbursement basis as of July 1, 2008. A school division that submits an approvable application after July 1, 2008, will have the appropriate 2008-2009 funds available on a reimbursement basis as of the date the application is received at the Virginia Department of Education.
The available applications are the Local Consolidated Application and the following individual program applications:
Title I, Part A, Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies;
Title I, Part C, Education of Migratory Children;
Title I, Part D, Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk;
Title II, Part A, Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals;
Title II, Part D, Enhancing Education Through Technology;
Title III, Part A, Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students;
Title IV, Part A, Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act; and
Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2, Rural and Low-Income School Program.
Divisions may choose to change from submitting individual program applications to a local consolidated application, or from submitting a local consolidated application to individual program applications. Divisions may also submit a combination of a local consolidated application and one or more individual program applications.
Until the final allocations for 2008-2009 are released, the 2007-2008 federal allocations should be used to complete the budget sections of the applications. Revisions may be submitted to adjust program expenses at any time during the process until the application is fully approved. Once the application is approved, amendments will be required.
Each application is accompanied by a set of guidelines and instructions and the name of a program contact person at the Virginia Department of Education. Please contact the appropriate program representative as needed during the application completion and revision process. If there are questions related to the mechanics of completing the application, please contact Becky Marable, reports and grants manager, at (804) 371-0044, or by e-mail at Rebecca.Marable@doe.virginia.gov.
After application completion, questions related to the electronic submission of the application through the Department's Online Management of Education Grant Awards (OMEGA) system should be directed to OMEGA support at (804) 371-0993, or by e-mail at Omega.Support@doe.virginia.gov.