question.. and I am sure others are interested in this too. I am getting
an education myself.
this grant, I need to keep to the "high needs" schools. In your case,
using the "feeder method" it would need to be all 5 schools that met the
criteria. In your case, write the grant for Bristol
Elementary. There is a possibility of doing something under your
Medicaid eligibility, but looking at those numbers, it is a slim
some general guidelines:
have been told by the Federal monitors that we need to rely on Poverty Census
data and not Free and Reduced numbers. 40% seems to be the golden figure
on this criteria from all the sources I have questioned.
is how I am going to interpret this data:
are a school that is ELIGIBLE for Title I School Wide Program without waiver,
you are a good bet for this grant. The number here is the 40% poverty
number that sets it up. I would put these schools in "Batch 1" of the
proposals. Batch 1 being most eligible.
Schools that are identified or in corrective action with at least two
checkmarks also would qualify here.
are also a school needing "considerable assistance in acquiring and using
technology" you are also a safe bet. That to me translates to a school in
a poor broadband access area, or is very behind in acquisition of technology.
There are probably a few that fall into this category.
Two" schools for me would be proposals that have over 30% Free and Reduced lunch
counts. That would be relevant to the individual school. These would go in
the second priority pile.
use this as a criteria. If you want more detailed assistance at figuring
out your data, David Baroudi with Title I can be helpful. His number is
for the interest on the grant and I hope this helps. I am trying
to remove some of the gray areas, and you can call me if you have
Vermont Department of
120 State St.
Just a quick question on eligibility. We have 2
elementary schools that have high reduced lunch rates; can our high school
(which they feed into) qualify as well? Thanks.
Lauren Kelley Parren
ANESU Educational Technology Coordinator
Mt. Abraham Portfolio Coordinator
802-453-2333 x 1119
School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> on Monday,
June 02, 2008 at 8:28 AM -0400 wrote:
A grant opportunity here for schools. Due to some of
the recent transitions here, we have some Title IID competitive funds that are
on a short time frame for spending. The attached RFP outlines a grant
opportunity to make use of these funds. There will be three awards
of $20,000 each.
Grant proposals are due in this office no later than July
1, 2008, at 4PM.
Please note the date for completing grant expenditures,
Sept. 30, 2008.
I apologize for the short window of opportunity here, but
feel confident that Vermont schools interested will be make the most use of
Please read the application carefully. Questions may
be addressed to me, Peter Drescher, via email or at the phone number
Vermont Department of Education
120 State St.
Montpelier, VT 05620-2501