Maryland Charter Schools Program Grants

The purpose of the Maryland Charter Schools Program is to award grants to eligible applicants to open and prepare for the operation of new charter schools, and for the replication or expansion of high quality charter schools. The first grant awards in this program were announced in September 2018. Supplemental funding was announced in November, 2019.

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The 2020 grant round has closed. Future grant rounds will be announced through our web site and our newsletter. Sign up for our newletter here.

Application Materials

Application materials, Information Session materials, Important Dates, and FAQ's may be downloaded from our 2020 Grant Application Documents page. The submission deadline was Thursday, August 13, 2020, 5:00 P.M.

Technical Assistance

The Maryland Alliance of Public Charter Schools provides a range of technical assistance activities for groups that are developing proposals for the start-up, expansion, or replication of charter schools in Maryland.


Visit our Resources page for helpful information.

Carol Beck
Office of School Innovations
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
410-767-3678 Office

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