Invitational Grants for Military-Connected Schools


To enhance student learning opportunities, student achievement, educator professional development, and to ease the challenges students who are military dependents face due to their parents? military station transfers or deployments. These grants may be used to address student achievement in science, technology, mathematics, English language arts, or reading. In addition, grants funds may be used for students? transitional needs, such as additional guidance counselor support.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Department of Defense
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Section 574(d) of Public Law 109-364, as amended by Section 553 of Public Law 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?
Applicant Eligibility
These DoDEA grants are awarded to military-connected local educational agencies (LEAs) by invitation only.
Beneficiary Eligibility
K-12 students are the primary beneficiaries, although grants may also fund teacher professional development.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular A-87 applies. Applicants must complete Standard Form (SF) 424, SF 424A, SF 424B, and Certification regarding Lobbying.
Award Procedure
1. Invited LEAs receive applications for grants. 2. LEAs work with DoDEA experts to complete the application. 3. Completed applications are reviewed by DoDEA experts and approved by DoDEA senior leadership.
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days.
From 1 to 15 days. Appeals may be made to the DoDEA grants officer.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
DoDEA works closely with each LEA to craft an application. This spiral process of discussions, draft, feedback, and revisions leads to a product that is agreed upon by all stakeholders.
How may assistance be used?
Projects use nationally recognized, research-based best practices to improve instruction and achievement and widely accepted strategies to ease the challenges of transitions / deployments. Projects must have an evaluation plan that uses multiple sources to measure both program implementation and results. School districts may not solicit the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) to participate.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Semi-annual progress reports Quarterly financial reports Request for advance or reimbursement
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
In FY 09, grants were made during the fiscal year (October 2008-September 2009). LEAs have 36-38 months, that is, the last two months of FY 09 and all of FY 10-12, to submit invoices for payment under that grant. In FY 10, a similar time period will most likely be used. School districts may be reimbursed after submitting invoices. Arrangements can also be made by the school district--through the DoDEA grants officer--to receive advance payments. School districts may be reimbursed after submitting invoices. Arrangements can also be made by the school district--through the grants officer--to receive advance payments.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Jennifer Dailey-Perkins
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350 US
Phone: (703) 588-3345
Fax: (571) 372-5861
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17 FY 15 est $20,000,000.00; FY 13$0.00; FY 14 est $32,150,595.00; - Funding depends upon appropriations and other factors.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
OMB Circular No. A-133and DoD Directive 3210.6 are applicable to the project grants.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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