Competitive Grants: Promoting K-12 Student Achievement at Military-Connected Schools
The DoDEA Educational Partnership Grant Program provide resources for local education agencies [LEAs] to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of the highly mobile military-connected students in their community. The Grant Program specifically provides resources to military-connected LEAs to develop and implement projects that are designed to: ? Increase academic performance based on College and Career Ready outcomes, ? Support social emotional needs of military connected students, ? Enhance and integrate technology through instruction and student work; and, ? Promote advanced placement and expanded learning opportunities.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Department of Defense
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Section 574 (d) of P.L. 109-364, as amended by Section 553 of P.L. 110-417; Title 10 U.S.C. Section 2192(b) and Title 10 U.S.C. Section 2193a
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Awards will be made to local educational agencies (LEAs) on behalf of their eligible school(s). To qualify all participating schools must have a 15 percent or greater military dependent student enrollment.
K-12 students are the primary beneficiaries, although the grants may also fund teacher professional development.
Awards are subject to the requirements in the notices of funding opportunity posted on grants.gov, including submission of certifications and representations and having a current registration in the System for Award Management (www.sam.gov).
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants must complete Standard Forms 424,424A, and applicable certifications and representations (e.g., Lobbying).
1. Grants.gov will announce a notice of funding opportunity for this program and provide application instructions. 2. LEAs will apply directly to Grants.gov for opportunity. 3. LEAs apply by submitting required package paperwork through Grants.gov funding opportunity link. 4. Applications are peer reviewed using the evaluation criteria listed in the notice, with DoDEA making the final award selections.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days. Funding decisions are based on the following specific criteria: o Evaluation of risks posed by applicant to include history of performance and ability to effectively implement requirements. o Application scores, as determined by peer reviewers. o Availability of Federal funds.
Appeals may be made to the DoDEA Grant Program Manager.
How are proposals selected?
The selection of proposals are based on five criteria. They were weighted in the following order: implementation plan, evaluation plan, needs assessment, goals/outcomes, and budget/sustainabilty. Additionally, the funding decisions are based on the following specific criteria: Evaluation of risks posed by applicant to include history of performance and ability to effectively implement requirements; Application scores, as determined by peer reviewers; and the availability of Federal funds.
How may assistance be used?
Projects use nationally recognized, research-based best practices to enhance student achievement primarily in academic areas. Projects should address identified needs at the target school(s). Projects must have an evaluation plan that uses multiple sources to measure both the fidelity and the results of implementation, especially as they contribute to improving the student achievement of military students at the target schools. The definition of military student is specified in the Federal Register announcement.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
LEA's submit semesterly reports detailing program progress and results. The program's evaluation plan largely determines the specifics of each report.
Record keeping requirements are in accordance with the terms and conditions of the award, which will include appropriate provisions related to recipient records that are required by the DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations (DoDGARs).
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grant award cycles are up to 5 years. LEAs receiving awards may submit requests for advanced payment or reimbursement of funds after disbursement on at least a quarterly basis. Payments will be made after receipt and approval of an acceptable payment requests.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
The awarding agency is located at DoDEA headquarters in Arlington, VA.
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350 US
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 18$36,122,355.00; FY 19 est $6,750,000.00; FY 20 est $10,000,000.00; FY 17 Estimate Not Available FY 12$52,394,021.00; FY 14$43,680,473.00; FY 13$58,255,681.00; FY 16$66,540,827.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
In FY16, DoDEA awarded 56 grants that ranged from $250,000 to $1,500,000. These awards are implemented over a 5 year cycle.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 CFR 200 and Department of Defense Grant and Agreement Regulations are applicable to the project grants. The agency also lists grant information on Grants.gov.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2018
For FY18 and FY19 all grant funded projects have a period of performance of approximately 54-months and are aimed to equip military-connected school districts with College and Career Ready resources necessary to successfully build and/or expand their Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) programming. I have also attached a spreadsheet of all of our funded projects to date to include their specific amount and project abstract. The FY20 grant program focus will most likely continue to prioritize STEM as directed by the SECDEF.