Picture of DoDEA and Grantee teams from 2019 Community of Practice Meeting

Dear Partners:

To advance the lives of our military-connected students, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) relies on one true vision: “Excellence in Education for Every Student, Every Day, Everywhere.” The DoDEA Education Partnership Grant Program beautifully showcases this vision. Since 2009, DoDEA has awarded over 475 grants in 36 states reaching over 3,000 military-connected public schools nationwide. 

Through our grant program we are building partnerships that help military connected students be college and career ready. By sharing resources, we can empower students to work toward clear, consistent and high-reaching goals and exceed learning expectations in order to achieve a rich, rigorous and well-rounded education. This website is yet another way we share our resources with our partners. This website provides a centralized location for military-connected school districts who have been awarded DoDEA grants and those who are grant seekers to find information about our grant tools and resources.

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DoDEA Partners with Penn State Clearinghouse to Provide Military-Connected Student Resources
DoDEA has partnered with the Penn State University to develop materials for school support staff and personnel that includes resources to use within the school setting or to share with families. Resources include brochures, directories, handouts/ printables, and information on informal strategies or formal programs that may assist school personnel and service providers working with military-connected students and families. To view or download these resources, please visit this link.

Grantee Spotlight

Children on a red carpet with their school family house certificate.

The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) awarded Mill Creek Elementary in Madison, AL the “Outstanding Team of the Year-2019” for their Elementary Student to Student (eS2S) program funded by DoDEA. Both the eS2S program and the School Climate program at Mill Creek Elementary have flourished with the infusion of funding. Mill Creek Elementary rolls out the red carpet to “Welcome” new student and provides fun-filled eS2S socials throughout the school year. Transitioning military-connected students and all other new students draw from a rucksack to receive a "house" assignment and color.  The Six Pillars of Character form the foundation for the houses and the students become an instant part of a school family with a house "Mom or Dad" (teacher).  The students remain in the multi-grade level house family throughout their elementary experience. The School Climate program, Ron Clark Academy, seeks to establish a small school feel within a large school environment, promote positive relationships with students in all grade levels, and maintain a sense of belonging for all students that extends beyond the classroom walls, creating a culture that leads to success for all learners.


DoD SMART Scholarship
The Science Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program was established as a concentrated effort to enhance the Department of Defense (DoD) workforce with talented, innovative and brilliant scientists, engineers and researchers. For over a decade, SMART Scholars have been working within labs and agencies of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Additional DoD to support the warfighter and create an impact to secure our nation. 
The SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and guaranteed civilian employment with the Department of Defense (DoD) upon degree completion.

The Application Portal will be closing on December 3rd, 2019 at 5:00PM EST

Click here to learn more about the SMART Scholarship

DoDEA Grantees

Click on a state to view information about current grantees in that state and their grant projects. For more information about any of the grant projects, please contact us.