P. O. BOX 2120

April 5, 1996


TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Availability of Funds for "Regional Program Planning Services" in Adult Education

  Under the provisions of the Adult Education Act (revised by
  Public Law 100-297 and Amendments) as amended by the
  National Literacy Act of 1991 (P.L. 102-73) and under Adult
  Literacy Services, 1995 Virginia Acts of Assembly, Chapter
  853, set-aside funds will be available for providing
  regional program planning services which are designed to
  strengthen the Virginia Adult Literacy and Basic Education
  Programs for rural localities within a planning district.
  Eligible applicants for funds under these provisions include
  local educational agencies and/or public or private non-profit 
  agencies, organizations, and institutions currently
  operating adult education programs funded by the Virginia
  Department of Education, Office of Adult Education, who have
  generated a minimum of 30,000 student hours in a rural area.
  (NOTE: For localities applying for both regional program
  planning services and regional specialist services, the
  minimum is 60,000 student hours in a rural area.) 
  Any eligible recipient who wishes to apply for funds will be
  required to submit a proposal.  Copies of the Request for
  Proposal (RFP) packet, including policies and procedures,
  guidelines, and an application form, may be obtained from
  the Office of Adult Education, Department of Education, P.
  O. Box 2120, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120.  Proposals
  should be delivered no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, May 31,
  1996 to the Office of Adult Education located in the James
  Monroe Building, 101 N. 14th Street, 19th Floor, Richmond,
  VA 23219.
    Availability of Funds for "Regional Program Planning
  Services" in Adult Education

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  Interested applicants should request a copy of the request
  for proposal (RFP) package.  For further information,
  contact Dr. Rebecca J. Moak, Adult Education, Virginia
  Department of Education, P. O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA,
  23218-2120; telephone (804) 371-2924.