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

Knob Noster Public Schools in Missouri received a $1 million Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Military-Connected Academic and Support Programs (MCASP) grant in 2020. Their grant project, “GEAR UP 4 Little Wingmen,” will help establish the Little Wingmen Preschool Program for Whiteman Air Force Base and Knob Noster. Servicemembers and their families place access to early childhood education among their top quality of life priorities. Military leadership continues to emphasize education as the number one readiness issue facing our armed forces. This academically-based program will provide early childhood education opportunities in STEM, Health Sciences, and literacy while also providing enriched learning in physical, mental, and social-emotional health, altogether enhancing school and life readiness. Check out this video about the launch of the Little Wingmen Pre-K program.
 
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Announcements

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.