Superintendent’s Memo #077-12

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

March 23, 2012

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Department of Defense Education Activity Grants to Military-Connected Local Educational Agencies for Academic and Support Programs

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2012 for Grants to Military-Connected Local Educational Agencies for Academic and Support Programs (MCASP). The DoDEA Educational Partnership promotes quality education, seamless transitions, and deployment support through outreach and partnership development.

The grant program provides resources to military-connected local educational agencies (LEAs) to develop and implement projects that are designed to:

Approximately 30 grants will be given, ranging from $100,000 to $2,500,000. The LEA must have a military dependent student enrollment of at least five percent AND eligible schools must have a military dependent student enrollment of at least 15 percent. The LEA submits one application on behalf of its eligible school(s).

For more details please see the March 7 Federal Register notice. The application package can be found on the DoDEA Web site. The full application is due April 13. Grants will be awarded June 1.

For questions regarding this announcement please contact:
Fatimah Dozier
Grant Program Manager
Educational Partnership
Department of Defense Education Activity
4040 N. Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 588-3129
fatimah.dozier@hq.dodea.edu

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