DATE: June 8, 2018
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: James F. Lane, Superintendent of Public Instruction

Fiscal Year 2019 Project Graduation Funding Allocation

Each year since 2003, the General Assembly has provided Project Graduation funding to provide grants to partnering or individual school divisions to assist students in meeting graduation requirements.  Project Graduation remediation activities must address the needs of students who have received passing grades for standard credit-bearing course(s) but failed the required Standards of Learning (SOL) assessment needed to verify credit(s) to complete their diploma requirements. Project Graduation activities must include remedial instruction for students in Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, English: Reading, English: Writing, science, and/or history.

The fiscal year 2019 funding formula factors include:

Project Graduation funding is provided through Lottery proceeds, which are available by January of each year.  School division formula allocations will be paid on a recurring basis twice monthly between January and June each year.

Appropriate Project Graduation expenditures include:

Attachment A to this memorandum includes Project Graduation funding allocations by school division for fiscal year 2019.

All SOL tests administered to students participating in Project Graduation remediation programs must have the “Project Graduation” field populated within the PearsonAccess system.

Further program information and guidelines are included on the Project Graduation website.

If you have additional program questions, please contact Kim Powell, Grants and Reports Manager, Office of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, by email at Email link. or by telephone at (804) 225-3609.



  1. Fiscal Year 2019 Project Graduation Funding Allocations