DoDEA Awards $1.75 Million Grant to KNPS

KNPS Receives Grant to Expand Cybersecurity and Computer Science
Posted on 11/23/2022

Knob Noster Public Schools is excited to announce its recent awarding of a $1,750,000 GEAR UP for Computer Science and Cybersecurity (CSC) grant from the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).

The DoDEA grant will provide Knob Noster K-12 students new and expanded opportunities to learn cybersecurity and computer science skills and prepare them to be cybersecurity-versed graduates to support our national defense, infrastructure, and economy. The grant will also support continued professional learning for teachers in the STEM/Cybersecurity disciplines.

The GEAR UP for Computer Science and Cybersecurity grant represents the fifth DoDEA grant awarded to Knob Noster Public Schools since 2016, with nearly $5 million in grant dollars designated to expand college and career readiness, robotics programming, early childhood education, and teacher professional development to support these learning endeavors.

Michael Cohron, Knob Noster Assistant Superintendent and Grant Coordinator shared, “We are excited to partner with DoDEA again to bring computer science and cybersecurity opportunities to our students.”

DoDEA’s Education Partnership and Resources division strives to ensure all military-connected K-12 students have access to quality educational opportunities through engagement in partnerships with school districts and professional organizations. The division provides school personnel and stakeholders with evidence-base resources and supports to increase understanding and awareness related to the unique challenges faced by military-connected students and families. Learn more about DoDEA Grants at