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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Resources

Harvard School of Public Health Releases Advice for Schools on Mitigating COVID-19 Transmission When In-Person Instruction Resumes
Most American public schools will be bringing students back in the fall, and districts should employ a broad risk-reduction strategy proven effective in places like hospitals—where maintaining appropriate distancing isn’t always possible—to keep them safe. The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has released a report about how re-opening schools can keep the risk of COVID-19 transmission relatively low as long as schools foster a culture of healthy compliance among students, employ an array of strategies designed to keep students, teachers, and staff safe, and isolate outbreaks when they occur. Read the full report and guidance here.
 
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.
 
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Grantee Spotlight

Ms. Jennifer Dailey-Perkins, the DoDEA Education Partnership & Resources Specialist, has been recognized as DoDEA’s Employee of the Quarter. She was instrumental in working to develop creative solutions that laid the foundation for successful transition to distance learning for thousands of military connected students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented and has created educational disruption and school building shutdowns on a global scale.  Ms. Dailey-Perkins went above and beyond to help combat these disruptions, such as working directly with four districts to provide technology devices and/or internet access to thousands of students for distance learning.  She also worked with school districts such as Watertown City Schools to build the capacity to use their DoDEA-funded 3D printers to make 2,000 face shields and ear savers for the N95 face masks to support local medical and emergency/rescue personnel. 
 
Ms. Dailey-Perkins singlehandedly worked with 32 public school districts to provide performance modifications that allow these school districts the access to additional resources needed to successfully transition back to the classroom once shutdowns are scheduled to be lifted.  This work safeguards the $63M investment DoDEA made through outreach efforts and has impacted over 81,000 military connected students. 
 
Please click here to learn more about Ms. Dailey-Perkins’s work and award. 
 
 
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Announcements

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought much uncertainty and rapid change. To support you all during this challenging time, the DoDEA Grant Program Office in conjunction with our Evaluation and Technical Assistance (ETAC) Partners have made several changes regarding performance reporting for upcoming semester reports and the FY15 Final (Closeout) Performance Report. DoDEA Grant Reporting for 2020 is as follows: 
 
The Spring Performance Report as well as the Summer Performance Report is canceled for School Year 2019-2020; therefore, no Spring or Summer semester reports are due.  
For FY16 - FY19 Grantees, the next reports due will be your Annual Financial Report (SF 425) and Annual Performance Evaluation Report.  Both of these reports will be due via the ETAC website no later than October 31, 2020. The reporting website will be open for submissions on October 1 – 31, 2020. Please note we understand your districts may not have all the data measurements needed to report specific impact due to school closures.  We ask that you/your evaluator use the most currently available quantitative and qualitative data to complete the required performance reports. 
 
If you have any questions regarding reporting, please contact ETAC at info@dodeagrants.org.

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.