DoDEA Accepting Grant Proposals from Military-Connected Schools

On April 15, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) announced that it will begin accepting applications for its grant program. The grant program, which is managed by DoDEA’s Educational Partnership, awards funds to school districts educating large numbers of military-connected children. Since 2008, DoDEA has awarded more than $220 million dollars in grants to over 150 school districts, allowing them to implement programs and services benefiting 250,000 military-connected students. This year, DoDEA expects to award $35 million in grants.

The DoDEA grant program is designed to help local school districts develop and implement projects to support the military children in their schools. This year the grant program’s priorities include improving education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); foreign language education; parent, family, and community engagement; and community health and physical education.  

To be eligible for the program, a school must have a military dependent student enrollment of at least 15 percent. Grant applications must be submitted online. DoDEA is planning to host instructional webinars for interested school districts on April 22 and 24. The deadline for submitting an application is May 31 and grants will be awarded in August. 

More information about the grant program and instructions for applying can be found at DoDEA’s Educational Partnership website.

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