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.