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.

Agency - Department of Defense

The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States through five major areas: peacekeeping and war-fighting efforts, Homeland Security, evacuation and humanitarian causes.

Office - None.

The awarding agency is located at DoDEA headquarters in Arlington, VA.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Waynesville R-6 School District $ 1,250,000   2018-09-282023-05-31
Hoke County School District $ 1,000,000   2018-09-272023-05-31
Knob Noster Sch Dist R 8 $ 1,000,000   2018-09-272023-05-31
Falcon School District 49 $ 1,000,000   2018-09-272023-05-31
Mascoutah Community Unit School District 19 $ 1,000,000   2018-09-272023-05-31
Silver Valley Unified School District $ 1,250,000   2018-09-272023-05-31
Geary County Unified School District #475 $ 1,250,000   2018-09-272023-05-31
Randolph Field Independent School District $ 1,000,000   2018-09-282023-05-31
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District $ 1,000,000   2018-09-272023-05-31
Bellevue Public Schools $ 1,250,000   2018-09-272023-05-31



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

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.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

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.

Beneficiary Eligibility

K-12 students are the primary beneficiaries, although the grants may also fund teacher professional development.

Credentials/Documentation

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). 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

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).

Award Procedures

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.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

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.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days. 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. ? Availability of Federal funds.

Appeals

Appeals may be made to the DoDEA Grant Program Manager.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grant award cycles are up to 5 years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: 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.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

LEA's submit semester performance reports and an annual performance report detailing program progress and results.

The program's evaluation plan largely determines the specifics of each report.

Data must be disaggregated to show military students' progress/achievement.

An annual and final transactions report (SF425) and at least quarterly Request for advance or reimbursement (SF270) are required.

At the end of the grant award cycle, the LEA must submit a final performance report and final SF425.

No cash reports are required.

LEAs submit semester reports detailing program progress and results.

The program's evaluation plan largely determines the specifics of each report.

Quarterly financial reports (SF425), final financial report (SF425), request for advance or reimbursement (SF270) are required.

LEA's submit semesterly reports detailing program progress and results.

The program's evaluation plan largely determines the specifics of each report.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

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).

Financial Information

Account Identification

97-0100-0-6-000.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 16 $66,540,827; FY 17 Estimate Not Available(Exp: projected $30,000,000.00); and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

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.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. The awarding agency is located at DoDEA headquarters in Arlington, VA.

Headquarters Office

Jennifer Dailey-Perkins 4800 Mark Center Drive , Alexandria, Virginia 22350 Email: grants@hq.dodea.edu Phone: 571-372-6026

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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.



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