Jennifer Dailey-Perkins

Grant Program Manager, Partnership and Resources Division, DoDEA

As the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Grant Program Manager, Jennifer Dailey-Perkins (JDP) is responsible for establishing and coordinating agency outreach to champion quality educational opportunities for military children in public schools through the management of grant programming. She has oversight of over $583 million in grant funding to schools serving highly military impacted school districts throughout the United States. These grant funds directly impact over 700,000 military-connected students and over 2.1 million public school students. Ms. Dailey-Perkins holds a Post-Graduate certificate in Strategic Planning and Urban Policy from Walden University, a Master of Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University (OH), and is a graduate of the Office of Personnel Management, Graduate School USA


Executive Leadership Program. She is also the 2020 recipient of the DoDEA Director’s Recognition of Excellence Award. Prior to arriving at DoDEA in 2012, Ms. Dailey-Perkins served in various federal capacities for more than a decade in support of military child education. For those efforts, she received the Air Force Exemplary Civilian Service Award while serving as the United States Air Forces Europe School Liaison Officer.