P. O. BOX 2120

May 14, 1999


TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: 1999 Technology Literacy Challenge Fund Subgrant Application

Superintendent's Memo #60, dated March 19, 1999, announced 
the 1999 Technology Literacy Challenge Fund (TLCF) Grant to 
the Department of Education.  TLCF represents a funding 
opportunity for school divisions to implement the training 
components of state and division technology plans.

Guidelines for the 1999 subgrant include the optional 
purchase of computers for teacher-loan programs and 
software for training.  One hundred and ten subgrants (that 
can range from a minimum of $30,000 to a maximum of $60,000 
per subgrant) will be awarded for proposals that are 
innovative and use creative approaches to provide training 
opportunities for administrators, teachers, library media 
specialists, or other personnel.

A copy of the subgrant application is enclosed. The 
application consists of two parts.  The first part includes 
an introduction providing information about the grant, 
instructions for completing the application, and an 
appendix of relevant documents.  The second part is the 
application packet that includes a cover page and 
narrative, budget, project assurance and equitable access, 
and participation description sheets.

These subgrants are provided through the United States 
Department of Education; therefore, it is important that 
school divisions take special note of all federal 
requirements that are specified for local educational 
agencies.  This information is included in both the 
instructions and application packet.

A completed application will require a signed original and 
three copies of the following:

        Cover Page
        Application Subgrant
        Project Assurance
        Description of Equitable Access and Participation

Applications must be sent to the Department of Education, 
Division of Technology, 18th Floor, 101 North 14th Street, 
Richmond, Virginia 23219, and postmarked by Thursday, 
September 30, 1999.  Fax copies and electronic submissions 
will not be accepted.

The project timeline indicates that subgrant awards will be 
announced to school divisions no later than October 30, 
1999.  Should you have questions, please feel free to 
contact Gordon Creasy, Associate Specialist, Technology 
Division, at (804)225-4430 (or email: