(Thanks to Dr. Nelson Alba)

THIS IS A COURTESY NOTICE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE EDUCATION ACTIVITY
Contact:         Brian J. Pritchard, Grants Liaison
                E: Brian.Pritchard@hq.dodea.edu
 
US Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)
$30 MILLION GRANT OPPORTUNITY
For LEAs with Military Dependent Student Populations of Five Percent or More
The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will soon announce its FY 2011 grant program.  Approximately $30 million is expected to be awarded, depending on the availability of funding.  Projected period of performance is 01 Jun 11 to 31 Aug 14.  Awards will be based on military dependent student enrollment and will range in size from $100,000 to $2,500,000. 
The Department’s aim is to improve student achievement, increase educational opportunities, ensure student preparation for success in college and careers, and ease the challenges that transitions and deployments have on military dependent students. 
To be eligible to apply an LEA must have a military dependent student population of at least five percent AND have one or more schools that have a military dependent student population of at least 15 percent.  LEAs will certify the numbers and percentages of students, using their Federal Impact Aid data. 
The Federal Register announcement is expected to be published on or about January 7, 2011.  The Request for Consideration (RFC) will be posted at that time on DoDEA’s web site: www.militaryk12partners.dodea.edu.   
If you have any questions, please contact: 
        Brian J. Pritchard, Grants Liaison
        E: Brian.Pritchard@hq.dodea.edu