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

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.
 
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Announcements

The Broad Agency Announcement for the FY21 DoDEA Grants to Military-Connected Local Educational Agencies for Academic and Support Programs (MCASP) is now available on grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330130
 
Technical Assistance Webinars
Click the hyperlinks below to access the webinar recordings and slide decks. Note: webinar recordings reference FY20/ 2020 Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)/ 2020 MCASP. However, all of the information in the webinar recordings directly applies to the FY21 MCASP BAA. The slide decks contain the relevant FY21 MCASP dates and hyperlinks.
 

-Goals and Strategies Webinar Recording and Slide Deck
 
Application Templates
We encourage applicants to use these templates to format and submit their application to ensure that all section headers and content exactly align with the BAA format.
 
PLEASE NOTE: We received an overwhelming number of high quality applications for our FY20 Grant announcement, many of which were not awarded due to the availability of funding.  As a result, those applicants who applied under the FY20 DoDEA MCASP Grant Announcement, Opportunity Number HE1254-20-R-0004 (and were not funded) will be automatically considered for an FY 2021 MCASP Grant and there is no need for those districts to re-apply for consideration.
 
Applications are due Friday, January 29, 2021. Technical assistance webinar information is included in the announcement. If you have questions, please email dodeagrants@dodea.edu.

The reporting cycle for the 2021 calendar year will be:
  • Fall semester report: due January 31, 2021
  • Spring semester report: due July 31, 2021
  • Annual report: due October 31, 2021
Please note that Summer semester reports have been cancelled for 2021 (formerly due October 31).
 
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.