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DoD Awards $62 Million in Grants to California, Virginia Schools

By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity


WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014 — The Defense Department is providing more than $62 million in grants to schools in California and Virginia.

The money will go to renovate, repair or construct schools at Naval Base San Diego and Camp Pendleton in California and at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, said Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren.

“The grants are from the Office of Economic Adjustment, and the funding is provided under DoD’s Public Schools on Military Installations program,” he said.

At Fort Belvoir, about $23 million in grant funds will be used to renovate, repair and construct new classrooms at the on base elementary school. The project will serve more than 1,590 military-connected students in kindergarten through sixth grade.

San Diego schools will receive $34,131,479 to renovate and expand Doris Miller and Joy Bright Hancock Elementary Schools at Naval Base San Diego. The two schools will serve more than 1,350 military connected students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.

At Camp Pendleton, the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District will receive $4,669,872 for designs for new Mary Fay Pendleton and San Onofre Elementary/Middle Schools to serve more than 1,850 military-connected students in kindergarten through eighth grade there.

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