News & Announcements
The 2018-2019 NAP Education Application is now available. Effective today, VDOE will begin receiving applications from neighborhood organizations to participate in the Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program for Education during the 2018-2019 program year. Links to the 2018-2019 Application and Instructions are provided below. The 2018-2019 NAP Education Application is fillable, with all fillable fields shaded in gray. The hard copy application must be delivered to the James Monroe Building, Department of Education, 101 N. 14th Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, 23rd Floor, Procurement and Tax Credit Programs Office, by 5:00 P.M., May 1, 2018. This is NOT a mailing address. It is recommended that proposals be express delivered or hand delivered in advance of the due date and time set for receipt of applications. Applications that are delivered after this date and time will not be considered.
Virginia's public schools are financed through a combination of state, local and federal funds. The private sector also contributes through partnerships with schools and school divisions.
The apportionment of the state funds for public education is the responsibility of the General Assembly, through the Appropriations Act. General fund appropriations serve as the mainstay of state support for the commonwealth's public schools, augmented by retail sales and use tax revenues, state lottery proceeds, and other sources.
Counties, cities and towns comprising school divisions also support public education by providing the locality's share to maintain an educational program meeting the commonwealth's Standards of Quality.
While public education is primarily a state and local responsibility, the federal government provides assistance to state and local education agencies in support of specific federal initiatives and mandates.