Superintendent's Memo #127-09

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

May 8, 2009

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: 2009-2010 Title I, Part A, and Title I, Part D, Subpart 2, Entitlements under Provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), Public Law 111-5

Attached are the 2009-2010 ARRA Title I, Part A, and Title I, Part D, Subpart 2, entitlements for the school divisions that qualify for the funds.  The amounts noted for each school division are based on the current allocations available from the U.S. Department of Education (USED). The allocations for the 12 divisions under the bypass provision have been reduced for the required set-aside.

Attachment A contains a spreadsheet that shows the allocations for the 124 school divisions and the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind that met the requirements to receive the ARRA funds.  Fifty percent of the Title I, Part A, and Title I, Part D, Subpart 2, allocation will be available through the reimbursement process as of February 17, 2009, and the remaining 50 percent is estimated to be available by September 30, 2009.

To request reimbursement for ARRA funds through the Department’s Online Management of Education Grant Awards (OMEGA) system, a school division must submit a budget transfer that describes the programmatic uses of funds.  In addition, the programmatic uses of funds must also be included in the 2009-2010 application for ARRA funds. Budgets will be distributed in OMEGA based on approved budget transfers. Questions regarding this process should be sent to OMEGA SUPPORT at omega.support@doe.virginia.gov or call(804) 371-0993. 

The procedures and forms for submitting a consolidated or an individual application are available on the Department of Education’s website at:
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/federal_programs/esea/applications/index.shtml. The applications are due July 1, 2009.

If you have questions, please contact the following Department of Education specialists:

Title I, Part A — Improving Basic Programs

Title I, Part D, Subpart 2 — Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children Who Are Neglected, Delinquent or At-Risk

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Attachment

a. Title I, Part A, and Title I, Part D, Subpart 2, 2009-2010 ARRA Grant Allocations as of May 2009 (PDF)