ALEXANDRIA, VA — October 4, 2017 — The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Education Partnership and Resource Branch awarded 45 grants to support 227 schools across the United States with a significant military-connected student population in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017.
The projects represent nearly $37 million supporting DoDEA’s top priority of college and career readiness. Through these grants, DoDEA collaborates with military-focused local educational agencies to ensure students are prepared to transition into a postsecondary institution offering a degree, certification program, or pathway to a sustainable career.
"DoDEA is committed to ensuring that all children of military families have access to quality educational opportunities every day and everywhere,” said Thomas M. Brady, DoDEA Director. “DoDEA's Education Partnership grants help school districts enrich learning experiences for students all across the United States.”
DoDEA’s Education Partnership FY 2017 Military-Connected Local Educational Agencies for Academic and Support Program Grants benefits 157,115 students across the country, of which 53,083 are military-connected. These grant awards range in size from $250,000 to $1.25 million with an average award amount of $1 million.
DoDEA’s Educational Partnership and Resource Branch has awarded 439 grants totaling over $493 million since 2009. These grants have reached nearly 2.1 million students – including more than 647,000 military-connected students – in over 2,900 schools across the United States.
DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages pre-kindergarten through 12th grade education programs for school-age children of Department of Defense personnel who would otherwise not have access to high-quality public education. DoDEA schools are located in Europe, the Pacific, Western Asia, the Middle East, Cuba, the United States, Guam, and Puerto Rico. DoDEA also provides support and resources to Local Educational Agencies throughout the United States that serve children of military families.