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What is the DoDEA?
The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA):
  • Operates 181 schools which are located in 7 states, 14 countries and 2 US territories
  • Serves about 78,000 PK-12 students, the majority of which are military dependents
  • Over 90% (1.2 million) of the school-aged children of military families in the US attend public schools not administered by the DoDEA
  • In 2008, the National Defense Authorization Act authorized the DoDEA to share resources with public schools that educate military-connected students
  • Authorized to provide grants to schools that meet criteria guidelines and who have approved plans for spending the grant money
    • In 2016, Awarded $55.5M in grants to 48 military-connected public school districts across 18 states

Map of US States who were awarded grants in 2016

Map of states getting grants

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