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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.


DoDEA Grantee Community of Practice Meeting
Hyatt Regency Houston/Galleria, Houston, TX
October 29-31, 2019
Registration Link
Who Should Attend?
  • All active grantees may register to attend on a first-registered, first-served basis (no more than four people per district).
  • Evaluators may join, but there is no evaluator-specific content at the event
What Will be Covered?
  • NEW: DoDEA Regional Grantee Meeting Planning Session
  • NEW: Program Needs Assessment findings and action planning
  • NEW: Hands-on finance workshop for project directors
  • Personalized technical assistance with ETAC and DoDEA staff
  • Grant management expectations and requirements
  • Project continuity and sustainability planning
  • Networking opportunities
What Does it Cost?
  • NEW: No event registration fee until the initial maximum is reached.
*After the initial maximum attendee number is reached, registrants will be waitlisted until hotel space is confirmed. Then, grantees may register to attend by paying a registration fee of $325 by credit card only.
  • Funding from your grant travel budget category can support your travel and registration expenses.
*formerly titled the Grantee Post-Award Meeting

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.