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

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

Check out this inspirational video about how Watertown City Schools educators are using 3D printing to create parts for face shields to protect local COVID19 medical responders.
 
The Mountain Home School District in Idaho worked quickly to create an online plan for students to keep everyone connected. “Everyone just kind of came together, our community, teachers, parents, within that next week Chromebooks were handed out and everyone was collaborating and coming together to be successful for our students.” You can read more about the district’s transition to online learning here.
 
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Announcements

The School-Based Mental Health Services Grant Program provides competitive grants to State educational agencies (SEAs) to increase the number of qualified (i.e., licensed, certified, well-trained, or credentialed, each as defined in this notice) mental health service providers (service providers) providing school-based mental health services to students in local educational agencies (LEAs) with demonstrated need.  In the US Dept of Ed's FY 2020 appropriations, Congress increased funding for the School Safety National Activities program and included direction in the Explanatory Statement that $10 million be used to increase the number of counselors, social workers, psychologists, or other service providers who provide school-based mental health services to students. Under this competition, the US Dept of Ed will award grants for that purpose.  The focus of these grants will be increasing the number of service providers in LEAs with the demonstrated need (as defined in this notice) for these services to maximize the impact given limited available funding. The US Dept of Ed recognizes the enhanced need for these services and providers due to the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  Supporting the mental health needs of all students remains a key focus and these grants will aid States and school districts in meeting their increasing local needs. You can find the complete announcement here.

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.