DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 271
October 31, 2008
Patricia I. Wright
Superintendent of Public Instruction
2008-2009 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 2008-2009 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
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 a MSA and has a population of fewer than 2,500 persons.
Locale code 8 - A school is located in a place that is inside a MSA and has a population of fewer than 2,500 persons.
Based upon these
criteria, the following school divisions are eligible for the Rural and
Low-Income School Program funds for the 2008-2009 program year:
The 2008-2009 grant funds are allocated to the eligible divisions above on a prorated basis using Average Daily Attendance (ADA). These funds may be used in any of the following areas:
The Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2, allocation is available through the reimbursement process as of July 1, 2008. However, if the application was submitted after July 1, 2008, 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 onto 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 Title VI, Part B, Subpart B, in the 2008-2009 consolidated or individual application, please amend the application to reflect the current allocation as identified in the attachment. If the school division has not submitted a Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2, application, it will need to submit an individual application to receive the funds even if the school division has an approved consolidated application for other funds.
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. Questions related to the allocations should be directed to Brian Logwood, budget director, at (804) 225-2025 or by e-mail at email@example.com.