NEWS RELEASES 2009-10 :: AUGUST 28, 2009


The North Carolina Committee on Dropout Prevention is hosting three technical assistance meetings/Webinars to help individuals and/or organizations apply for a dropout prevention grant for the 2009-10 school year. The North Carolina General Assembly has appropriated $13 million to support new and existing programs/initiatives that target students at risk of dropping out of school.

The meetings/Webinars will be held as follows:

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 9
Format: Webinar
Audience: Currently funded applicants applying for additional funds only
When: 10 a.m.-noon (register online at or 2-4 p.m. (register online at

Date: Thursday, Sept. 10
Format: Meeting
Audience: New applicants only
When: 10 a.m. - noon
Where: NCDPI, Room 150, Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh

Date: Friday, Sept. 11
Format: Webinar
Audience: New applicants only
When: 10 a.m. – noon (register online at or 2-4 p.m. (register online at

The NC Dropout Prevention Grants Application will be available online Sept. 3 at All applications must be submitted electronically by noon Oct. 15. There will be NO exceptions for applications submitted after this time and date.

All Webinars will be recorded and available online Sept. 14-Oct. 15 at For more information, please contact Debora Williams at or 919.807.3925.

About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 160 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.

For more information:
NCDPI Communication and Information Division, 919.807.3450.