Public School Opportunities Enhancement Grant Program (HB1402)

New PSOEP Competitive Awards AnnouncementPDF document link to Public Schools Opportunities Enhancement Program Fiscal Year 2022 Competitive Award June 2021 (Revised June 17, 2021)

Introduced as House Bill 1402 during the 2016 legislative session, the Public School Opportunities Enhancement Grant Program was enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 32.


All Maryland youth will become positive, productive citizens engaged in their community.

Program Purpose

The purpose of the Public School Opportunities Enhancement Program is to:

  • Expand or create an extended day and summer enhancement program;
  • Expand or create a summer enhancement program; or
  • Establish new educational or recreational partnerships with specified entities.

In addition, a nonprofit organization may apply for a grant to support existing educational programming during the school day, including the recruitment, training, and ongoing professional development of new teachers.


Contact Information

Reginald Burke, M.S.
Director, Youth Development Branch
Maryland State Department of Education
200 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
410-767-0313 office 
410-333-0880 fax

​Public School Opportunities Enhancement  Professional Learning Program (PSOEPLP)

FY 2022 Public School Opportunities Enhancement Program Request for Proposals

Public Schools Opportunities Enhancement Act Annual Report

Eligible Entities

Proposed activities must target specific local school systems, nonprofit [501(c)(3)] organizations, and community schools (currently in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County). Each of the following local school systems has at least 50 percent of public school students that qualify for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program.

  • Allegany County
  • Baltimore City
  • Baltimore County
  • Caroline County
  • Cecil County
  • Dorchester County
  • Kent County
  • Prince George’s County
  • Somerset County
  • Washington County
  • Wicomico County
  • The SEED School of Maryland