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School-to-Work Urban/Rural Opportunities Grants
Deadline for Applications: 1/29/96, 2:00 pm.(EST)

On November 14,the Departments of Labor and Education put out a soliticitation for grant applications for the Urban/Rural Opportunites Grants authorized under title III of the School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994. The Departments expect to award 25-35 grants. The first-year award amounts are expected to range from $200,000 to $650,000. The Departments will award grants to local partnerships serving youth who reside or attend school in high poverty areas that have built a sound planning and development base for their school-to-work programs, to begin implementation of School-to-Work Opportunites initiatives that will become part of statewide School-to-Work Opportunities systems. These local initiatives will offer young Americans access to programs designed to prepare them for first jobs in high-skill, high wage careers, to increase their opportunities for further education and training, and to address the special needs of youth residing or attending school in high poverty areas. Applications must be mailed to the address below by January, 29, 1996, at 2 p.m.(EST) Faxed applications will not be accepted: U.S. Department of Education, Application Control Center Attention: CFDA #84.278D, Washington, D.C. 20202-4725. For futher information contact: Karen Clark National School-to-Work Office ph 202-401-6222. Also, your team liaison was mailed a copy of the application in November. Please contact your team liaison or Maggie Flack at NCRVE for an additional copy. If we can be of any assistance in the grant writing process, please do not hesitate to call your team manager at 1-800-(old phone deleted).

Apple Education Grants
Deadline for Apllications: 2/16/96, postmarked no later than midnight

Apple has announced its 1996 Apple Education Grants program, called Partners in Education 3 (PIE 3). The 1996 program builds on the past two years' experience of involving partnerships between K-12 schools and institutions that deliver teacher training, such as schools of education, other departments within univeristies or colleges, and nonprofit orgazinzations. Grantees will receive Apple hardware (up to 12 computers the first year) , software, telecommunications, a 10 day professional development retreat for five-member teams, and an Apple WWW Internet Workgroup Server. A second year of funding may be available based on the grantee's first year performance. PIE 3 seeks proposals that present a plan for integrating Apple's technology into student-centered, interdisciplinary environments at the K-12 school and a plan for how this philosophy will be reflected in the training of teachers. Priority will be given to proposals designed to strengthen diversity through inclusion of students with varying backgrounds and abilities. Your proposal plus one copy must be postmarked and sent to the address below no later than midnight, February 16, 1996 to: Partners in Education 3 Apple Education Grants One Infinite Loop, MS:38J Cupertino, CA 95014 For more information contact: Apple Worldwide Community Affairs: 800-974-2974 or 408-974-2974 Guidelines and application forms are available on Internet at: http//, or you can contact Maggie Flack at NCRVE 800-(old phone deleted).

If you know of any grant $$ or other opportunites, please send them via e-mail(, fax (510-642-2124), or mail them to NCRVE, attention: Maggie Flack.

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