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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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.

Grantee Spotlight

To enrich the academic experience of students from military families, the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) has partnered with Sally Ride Science to offer free online classes on engaging topics ranging from coding and design to oceanography and space science. The program is funded by a five-year grant that the school district received from the Department of Defense’s Education Activity (DoDEA).
Extension Program Manager Megan Lancaster said Sally Ride Science’s mission is “in perfect parallel” with the goals of the grant received by the school district. “Through this partnership, Sally Ride Science is humbly honored to support children of military parents, including those with special needs,” Lancaster said. “By providing these students with educational enrichment opportunities, we aim to give back to these military families who have sacrificed so much for us and our country.” Click here to learn more about the Sally Ride Science partnership with SDUSD.


DoDEA Grant Opportunity Now Available: World Language Advancement and Readiness Program 
The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) seeks innovative applications for the establishment, improvement, or expansion of world language programs targeting elementary and secondary students in order to enable successful students, as they advance from elementary school through secondary school, to achieve advanced level of proficiency in those languages. Read the full Broad Agency Announcement to learn about eligibility and application requirements here: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331931. All applications for this funding opportunity are due via Grants.gov on or before Friday, May 7, 2021. 
To help with the application, please review and use the following resources:
April 1, 2021 Pre-Recorded Technical Assistance Webinar 
•    Webinar Recording
•    Webinar Slides 
•    Webinar Transcript 

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.