Superintendent’s Memo #243-15

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

September 18, 2015

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: 2015-2016 Title I, Part A, and Title I, Part D, Subpart 2, Allocations Under Provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA)

Attached are the final 2015-2016 Title I, Part A, and Title I, Part D, Subpart 2, federal allocations for each school division (Attachment A).  The final school division allocations are based on the Title I formulas applied by the U.S. Department of Education (USED) and reflect adjustments made by the Virginia Department of Education to account for state-level set-asides and funding allotted for services provided through the private school services bypass agreement, as applicable.  As required in Section 1122(c) of ESEA, the variable hold-harmless provision was applied to the allocations by USED prior to awarding the funds to states.

The amount of the Title I, Part A, allocation available through the reimbursement process as of July 1, 2015, is 25.51 percent, and the remaining 74.49 percent is available as of October 1, 2015.  The total amount of the Title I, Part D, Subpart 2, allocation is available as of July 1, 2015, through the reimbursement process.  The terms of the grant awards are available in Attachments B (Title I, Part A) and C (Title I, Part D, Subpart 2).

The procedures and forms for submitting an application for ESEA funds are available at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/federal_programs/esea/applications/index.shtml. The applications were due July 1, 2015.  For questions about the Title I, Part A, allocations or application process, please contact Dr. Lynn Sodat, Title I coordinator, at (804) 371-2934 or lynn.sodat@doe.virginia.gov.  For questions about the Title I, Part D, Subpart 2, allocations or application process, please contact Diane Jay, associate director, at (804) 225-2905 or diane.jay@doe.virginia.gov.

SRS/ls

Attachments:

  1. Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, Title I, Part A, and Title I, Part D, Subpart 2, 2015-2016 Grant Allocations (PDF)  Attachment A was reissued Sept. 22, 2015 with revised allocations.
  2. Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, Title I, Part A, Terms of Grant Award (PDF)
  3. Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, Title I, Part D, Subpart 2, Terms of Grant Award (PDF)