The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is

Document Sample
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is Powered By Docstoc
					September 1, 2004                                                  (X) Action Required
                                                                       Date Due: 9-17-04
                                                                   (X) Informational


TO:           Educational Service District Superintendents
              School District Superintendents
              Non Profit Agencies
              State and Local Agencies

FROM:         Dr. Terry Bergeson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction

RE:           Title IV Community Service Grant Program Request for Proposal

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is requesting proposals
for contracted services in the Title IV Community Service Grant Program
(CFDA# 84.184C). This funding focuses on community service programs for expelled
and suspended youth by contracting with entities to provide capacity-building services,
such as training or technical assistance, and implementation and operation of
community service programs and opportunities.

The goals of the Title IV Community Service Grant Program are to provide suspended
and expelled youth with meaningful service activities during their absence from regular
school; help suspended and expelled youth avoid negative behavior; and develop an
ethic of service among suspended and expelled youth.

Funding will be distributed to applicants that clearly present a contract proposal that
provides a set of deliverables focusing on at least one of the following program
objectives for suspended and expelled youth:
        Development of a new community service program;
        Expansion of an existing program to infuse community service;
        Provide training and technical assistance to programs and staff about
          community service; and/or
        Dissemination of information about community service opportunities.
Page 2
September 1, 2004

Eligible applicants include local education agencies and public and private
entities, including state agencies. Applicants may apply for $50,000 to $100,000
over a
12–month period. Consideration will be given to evenly distribute funding across
Washington State. Selection will be made through a competitive review process.
The period of performance is tentatively scheduled to begin on or about
October 2004 and to end on September 30, 2005.

Please complete and send three copies of the attached application to
Sabrina Camacho, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, PO Box 47200,
Olympia, WA 98504-7200. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.
Only applications received by 5 p.m. on September 17, 2004, will be considered.

If you have questions regarding this bulletin, please contact Nasue Nishida,
and Serve Program Supervisor, at or by calling
360-725-6104. The agency TTY is 360-664-3631.

This information is also available at on OSPI’s


Bob Harmon
Assistant Superintendent

Gayle Pauley, Director
Title I, Learning Assistance Program & Title V

Nasue Nishida, Program Supervisor
Learn and Serve America