P. O. BOX 2120
April 5, 1996


TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Grant Applications for Programs Involving Homeless Children and Youth

  Enclosed is the 1996-97 proposal package to be used for
  applying for funding under the Stewart B. McKinney Education
  for Homeless Children and Youth program authorized by the
  Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, as amended
  September 28, 1994.  Grant awards are provided for direct
  services to ensure the enrollment, attendance, and success
  of homeless children and youth in school.  Grants are
  awarded on a competitive basis.
  Dr. James Stronge, at the College of William and Mary, is
  the State Coordinator for the Education of Homeless Children
  and Youth.  Questions regarding the grant or the application
  process should be referred to Dr. Stronge or Pamela Tucker, 
  Program Administrator, (804) 221-4002.  Local school
  divisions that wish to compete for funds have the option of
  submitting the individual application or the consolidated
  local application under the Improving America's Schools Act
  of 1994.
  Complete proposals should be received by 5:00 p.m. on June
  3, 1996.
  Send Proposals (3 copies) to:    Dr. James H. Stronge
                         Virginia Homeless Education 
                         School of Education
                         The College of William and Mary
                         P. O. Box 8795
                         Williamsburg, Virginia  23187-8795
  Enclosure:   This memo and its attachment will be sent to
               the superintendent's office

                The College of William & Mary
                     School of Education
                        P. O. Box 8795
                Williamsburg, Virginia  23187
  Announcing a drive-in workshop for current grant coordinators
  and prospective applicants for 1996-97 McKinney Act grants.
  WHERE:       PDS Training Center, PDS Room # 1 (up the
                 stairs next to the 
               cafeteria on the first floor)
               Virginia Department of Education
               James Monroe Building
               101 N. 14th Street
               Richmond, Virginia
  WHEN:        Wednesday, April 24, 1996
               10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  AGENDA:      10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
               Welcome and Introductions
               Comments by George Irby, Director 
               Office of Compensatory Programs
               Budgetary Update
               Explanation of the Application Process
               Question and Answer Period
               Success Stories
               12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Lunch (Continuation
                                        of morning agenda)
               12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
               Meeting with 1995-96 project directors
               External Evaluation Results
               Strategies to Break Down Barriers
               Publications Review
  DIRECTIONS:  The James Monroe Building is located at
               14th and Franklin Streets in downtown
               Richmond.  From 64, take the I-95 South
               exit.  Take the Franklin Street exit off
               of I-95, turn left at the traffic light
               on Franklin Street, turn right and
               proceed to Main Street.  Turn right on
               Main Street.  There is a parking lot
               ($3.50/day) and parking garage on the
               left next to the National Bank.
  RSVP for box lunch which will be provided by calling (804)
     Dr. James Stronge        Office:   (804) 221-4002
     State Homeless 
     Education Coordinator    Fax:      (804) 221-2988
     Pamela Tucker
     Program Administrator