The Nonpublic Textbook and Technology Program provides textbooks and technology instructional materials for loan to nonpublic schools. For a school to participate, its student tuition must be equal to or less than the statewide average per pupil expenditure by Local Education Agencies from the second prior fiscal year. In Fiscal 2017, 374 schools participated in the program. The budgeted amount for the Fiscal 2018 Nonpublic Textbook Program is $6.04 million. Schools where more than 40% of the students are eligible for the free or reduced-price meal program (FARMS) receive allocations of $155 per student, schools where 20% to 40% of the students are eligible for FARMS receive allocations of $95 per student, and schools where less than 20% of the students are eligible for FARMS receive allocations of $65 per student. FARMS eligibility is self-reported by the schools and is based on the results of surveys conducted by the schools.
Maryland Nonpublic Textbook Program Application
200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
410-767-0100 • 1-888-246-0016
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