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Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Grants: Grant Insight & Current and Past Projects

Updated: May 29

By: Stacy Ashworth, PhD

Evaluation Project Manager, K-12

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Shaffer Evaluation Group has the pleasure of providing evaluation services for 15 current Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) projects. In addition, SEG has been able to support 16 other DoDEA projects that have been completed since SEG’s inception.

The DoDEA grant program seeks to support projects in school districts that serve military-connected students ( Each year, pending funding availability, a new solicitation is announced around the end of January. Grants are provided for five-year projects.

In prior years, DoDEA mandated awarded program topics for their Military-Connected Academic Support Program (MCASP). Topics included social-emotional learning (SEL) and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). However, over the past few years, DoDEA has left the topic of the MCASP program open. DoDEA also developed a second program, the World Language Advancement and Readiness Program (WLARP).

While the deadline for the new DoDEA grant solicitation is quickly approaching, it is never too early to start thinking about 2025! The flexibility with the MCASP program results in a wide variety of projects designed to meet districts’ needs. SEG works with projects spanning topics from instructional coaching to career and technical education. Our current projects are categorized by topic below. The hyperlink for each project links to the published abstract on the DoDEA Grants website.

World Languages

Career Education and Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Computer Science

Instructional Coaching


Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)


Reading Language Arts


Shaffer Evaluation Group offers limited pro-bono grant writing services to support grant applications, like DoDEA. Specifically, we write the evaluation section at no cost in exchange for being named as the evaluator in your grant application. SEG would be happy to talk about your ideas and discuss future opportunities with the DoDEA Grant Program.  Contact us today to set up a free consultation!



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