22VAC40-690-15. Purpose and intent.
The purpose of the Virginia Child Care Provider Scholarship Program is to provide tuition assistance to child care providers. The intent of the program is to provide child care providers with a foundation in child care and child development. The anticipated benefit of an increased knowledge and skills base for child care providers will be an improved level of care provided to Virginia's children. This program is subject to the availability of funds.
22VAC40-690-35. Appeal process.
A. Any person denied a scholarship who believes the denial was
contrary to law or regulations may
request an informal conference, as
provided for by § 9-6.14:11 of the Code of Virginia, with the designee of the Commissioner,
by filing a written Notice of Appeal with the department within 33 days of the
date on the denial letter. The Notice of Appeal must be received by the
department within the 33-day time period. The decision of the informal
conference shall constitute a final agency case decision and shall be
appealable as provided for in Article 4 (§ 9-6.14:15 et seq.) of Chapter 1.1:1
of Title 9 of the Code of Virginia. appeal the denial pursuant to the
Administrative Process Act (§ 2.2-4000 et seq. of the Code of Virginia).
Section 2.2-4019 of the Code of Virginia provides the aggrieved party the right
to request an informal conference. This request shall be made within 15 days of
the date of denial. The informal conference is a fact-finding process and gives
the aggrieved party an opportunity to present information that the denial
decision was based on factual error or misinterpretation of facts. The
aggrieved party may be required to provide verification of facts. The
department then has 90 days from the date of the informal conference to issue
its official decision in writing, including information concerning the
aggrieved party's right to continue the appeal process pursuant to the
Administrative Process Act. The informal conference may be conducted by
telephone if both parties consent.
B. No person shall have a right to appeal any denial due to lack of scholarship funds, untimely application, or incomplete application.
irginia Child Care Provider Scholarship Program
Application, Form # 032-05-0032-03 (eff. 3/08)