DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards Nearly $37 Million in Grants

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


"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 militaryconnected.

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 militaryconnected

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.


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