Appropriation #2005046 $280,754.26
Albemarle County will be receiving grant funds in the amount of $280,754.26 to assist in the preparation of response to incidents involving mass destruction weapons. These funds will be split 50/50 between Fire-Rescue and the Police Department. The equipment purchased under these grants must come only from the commodity areas targeted by the Federal government. There is no local match
Appropriation #2005047 $16,111.00
Albemarle County Schools received a donation in the amount of $4,000.00 from the Hollymead Elementary School PTO. This donation will be used to help offset the cost of installing a climbing wall at the school.
The Citigroup Foundation awarded Stone Robinson Elementary School a grant in the amount of $2,500.00 for the Reading Intervention Project. These funds will be used to extend reading tutoring for 2nd and 4th graders.
The Junior League of Charlottesville awarded Agnor Hurt Elementary School a grant in the amount of $1,000.00 for the Promoting Literacy Through Audio Books Project. These funds will be used to purchase audio books kits. These kits will be processed for circulation through the library and will support the schools improvement plan of 90% of K-5 students will be at or above level in language arts.
Douglas and Sarah DuPont made a matching donation in the amount of $1,000.00 to Henley Middle School for the Frederick Upton Foundation Grant. This donation will support Henley’s Cultural Enrichment Program in funding three artists-in-residence programs: Sculpture, Writer, and Dramatic Interpretation. The projects will involve interactive activities to include hands on learning experiences for students with performing, visual and musical arts.
The Virginia Commission for the Arts made grant awards to several Albemarle County Schools. Teacher Incentive Grants were made to Baker Butler Elementary School in the amount of $1,200.00, Greer Elementary in the amount of $82.00, Meriwether Lewis Elementary in the amount of $929.00, Murray Elementary in the amount of $300.00, Stony Point Elementary in the amount of $3,600.00, Yancey Elementary in the amount of $300.00, Burley Middle in the amount of $900.00 and Henley Middle in the amount of $300.00. These programs will involve interactive activities to include hands on learning experience for students with performing, visual and musical arts.
Appropriation #2005049 $16,000.00
This appropriation provides $16,000.00 for the Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT) grant. The monies through this grant cover training volunteers to respond to emergency situations. Examples include cutting trees out of the road, setting up temporary shelter, and taking pictures of incidents (tornado’s, hurricanes, etc). Some of the monies are also used for equipment for this same purpose. Examples are: flashlights, chain saws, cots, blankets, lanterns, cameras, back packs, batteries, etc.
Appropriation #2005050 $3,000,000.00
This appropriation will transfer $3,000,000.00 in General Fund FY 04 surplus to the CIP. Based on the resolution of the PPTR funding issue, staff had recommended to the Board at the January 19th Business Plan work session that these previously frozen funds could be transferred into the Capital Improvement Program.
Appropriation #2005051 $255,000.00
This appropriation transfers $255,000.00 from the Schools and from Bright Stars to the Family Support Fund to offset decreased federal revenues. This action was approved previously by the Board.
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