Regional Consortium Grants
Under the Ed Tech Program, the U. S. Department of Education (USED) provides grants to state education agencies for distribution to eligible school divisions. States may distribute 50 percent of their allocation in the form of competitive grants to school divisions.
To maximize the state and local school division resources, VDOE awarded eight regional consortium grants. Approximately $5 million was distributed over a five-year period in the form of competitive subgrants for professional development – learning how to use technology that helps to transform the teaching and learning environment.
The competitive subgrant had two main purposes:
- Encourage the effective integration of technology resources and systems with the curriculum
- Establish research-based instructional methods that can be widely implemented as best practices
|Regional Consortium Grants Title II, Part D
Competitive Grant Timelines
(Year 7 Awards)
|Application for grant renewal due||Feb. 1, 2009|
|Announcement of subgrant award||Feb. 27, 2009|
|Final encumbrance date (100% of funds must be encumbered)||Sept. 30, 2010|
|Final requests for reimbursement due||Dec. 10, 2010|
|Consortium self-report due||Dec. 31, 2010|
|USED financial grant information||CFDA: 84.318X
Omega Award Code: S318X080046
Omega Project Code: 61752
The Eight Regions
- Goals and Objectives for Each Region (PDF) · (Word)
- Regional Consortia Map (PDF)
- List of Consortia (PDF)
Each of the eight consortia provides information about its services. Click a region on the map or links below to access specific information.
North Tier Consortium – Serving the cities of Alexandria, Fredericksburg, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park, and the counties of Arlington, Clarke, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Frederick, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford and Spotsylvania.
Shenandoah Valley Technology Consortium – Serving the cities of Buena Vista, Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton, Waynesboro and Winchester, and the counties of Albemarle, Augusta, Greene, Highland, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Page, Rappahannock, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Warren.
Four Rivers Technology Consortium – Serving the cities of Colonial Beach and West Point, and the counties of Caroline, Essex, King and Queen, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, New Kent, Northumberland, Richmond, Surry and Westmoreland.
Central Virginia Consortium for Teaching and Learning – Serving the cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg and Richmond, and the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, King George, Louisa, Powhatan, Prince George and Sussex.
WHRO/CII Technology Consortium – Serving the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg and the counties of Accomack, Gloucester, Isle of Wight, Northampton, Suffolk and York.
Blue Ridge East Consortium – Serving the cities of Covington, Danville, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Roanoke and Salem, and the counties of Alleghany, Amherst, Appomatox, Bath, Bedford, Botetourt, Campbell, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pittsylvania and Roanoke.
Southside Educational Technology Consortium – Serving the cities of Colonial Heights, Danville, Franklin, Hopewell, Martinsville and Petersburg, and the counties of Amelia, Appomattox, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Greensville, Halifax, Henry, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, Prince George, Southampton and Sussex.
Blue Ridge West Consortium – Serving the cities of Bristol, Galax, Norton and Radford and the counties of Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Giles, Grayson, Lee, Pulaski, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise and Wythe.
Regional Consortium project managers and fiscal agents are encouraged to share information through a communications system specifically available for discussions, collaborative work and group planning sessions. It also is a method to provide technical assistance and professional development to consortia members and individual formula grant participants.
Contact the appropriate project manager for information on participating in this communications system.
Reporting & Data Collection
An online reporting system is available for formula grant recipients to provide information on activities and measurable results of Ed Tech funded programs.
- Ed Tech Competitive Grant Consortia Directory (PDF)
- Ed Tech Competitive Grant List Consortia Project Managers and Fiscal Agents (PDF)