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Congratulations to Craven County Schools, recipient of a $1.5 million Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) grant for their Student Success Through Tiered Support project! This project will serve thirteen military-impacted schools in the Craven County School District of North Carolina near the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, providing academic and social/emotional support for military dependent students to enhance their pursuit of educational goals.

The project has two goals for military-dependent students: to increase their math achievement through in-class supports and tutoring, and to improve their social-emotional well-being through counseling, parent/community engagement, and behavior management. Children of military families face unique stressors that can affect their classroom behavior, including relocation, deployment of family members, and emotional stress during times of national crisis. Equipping teachers and schools with research-based strategies to recognize, acknowledge, and support students when they are distracted by these factors will contribute strongly to the students’ continuing trajectory of academic progress and success.

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Grant Program aims to strengthen family-school-community relationships and enhance student achievement for military dependent students. The program supports research-based strategies that enhance student achievement and ease the challenges that military children face due to their parents’ military service. Since 2009, DoDEA grants have led to significant improvement in student achievement.

GrantProse is honored to have worked with the dedicated, knowledgeable, and talented staff at Craven County Schools to prepare the proposal to serve America’s military families.

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Due Date:  Letter of Intent (optional, but strongly encouraged) is due by 5/5/16; Full application package is due by 8/4/16 4:30PM EST.
Eligibility:  Non-profit and for-profit organizations and public and private agencies and institutions, such as colleges and universities. Applicants must have the ability to and capacity to conduct scientific research.
Award Amount:  Varies based on research goal and grant duration from $600,000 to $3.8 million over a period of 2-5 years.
Title: Education Research Grants
Agency: Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
Release Date: 3/28/16

Link to Submit LOI:
Link to Request for Applications (RFA):
Webinars: IES will post topics and dates for funding opportunity webinars at when available.

Note: The application package will be available for download from by 5/5/16.

Description:  The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) provides grants for research performed in authentic educational settings pertaining to “student academic outcomes and student social and behavioral competencies that support success in school and afterwards”. According to the RFA, “All research supported under the Education Research Grants program must address the education outcomes of students and include measures of these outcomes. The Institute is most interested in student academic outcomes and student social and behavioral competencies that support success in school and afterwards.”

Applications will be accepted for one of the Institute’s 11 standing focused programs of research topics, as well as three special topics introduced for FY 2017. Each topic has its own specific set of Sample, Outcomes and Setting requirements that must be met.

The 11 focused programs are:

  • Specific Populations of Learners
    • Early Learning Programs and Policies (Pre-K ages 3-5)
    • English Learners (EL K-12, EL educators)
    • Postsecondary Education and Adult Education (individuals age 16+ involved in post-secondary or adult education)
  • Salient Student Education Outcomes
    • Reading and Writing (K-12)
    • Mathematics and Science education (K-12)
    • Social and Behavioral Context for Academic Learning (K-12)
  • Potential Mechanisms of Intervention
    • Cognition and Student Learning (Pre-K, K-12)
    • Education Leadership (Practicing Education Leaders and/or people training to become education leaders)
    • Education Technology (Pre-K, K-12)
    • Effective Teachers and Effective Teaching (Teachers/instructional personnel of K-12)
    • Improving Education Systems (K-12 public education systems)

FY 2017 Special Topics:

  • Arts in education (K-12)
  • Career and Technical Education (K-12)
  • Systemic Approaches to Educating Highly Mobile Students (K-12)

Applications must be directed to one of five research goals, as aligned with the Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development (

  • Exploration
  • Development and Innovation
  • Efficacy and Replication
  • Measurement
  • Effectiveness

Multiple applications are allowed from one applicant as long as each is for a significantly different project.

Awards will be announced no later than July 1, 2017.

Registration with is required. Registration takes a minimum of 3-5 business days and can take up to 4 weeks to complete. Grants cannot be submitted until the registration process is completed.

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Achieve, an education reform organization created in 1996, has released a report on the college and career readiness (CCR) of high school graduates in all 50 U.S. states. There is a wealth of information in the report to use for grant proposal need statements and objective benchmarks and comparisons. The entire report and individual reports for each state are available for download here.

“The College and Career Readiness of U.S. High School Graduates” report includes data by state on the percentage of 9th grade cohorts meeting state CCR benchmarks, completing CCR courses of study, accumulating credits towards graduation, and earning college credit through Advanced Placement exams. The data is aggregated by subgroup when available.

The individual state reports includes information about the job market in the state, preparedness for the military, postsecondary remediation, and performance indicators for 4th and 8th grade students.