As the lead agency for Maryland’s early intervention system, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), Division of Early Intervention/Special Education Services (DEI/SES) is pleased to present the Consolidated Local Implementation Grant (CLIG) for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2024.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law that makes available a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to eligible children with disabilities throughout the nation and ensures special education and related services to those children. The IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education, and related services to more than 7.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities. Infants and Toddlers birth to age 4 with disabilities and their families receive early intervention services under IDEA Part C. School-age children and youth 3 -21 receive special education and related services under IDEA Part B.
It is required that Maryland's statewide system of early intervention is implemented in accordance with Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Title 34 Code of Federal Regulations Part 303, Maryland Education Code Section 8-416 (2020) - Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program and the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 13A.13.01.02. The CLIG is designated to serve as the single mechanism through which local jurisdictions receive grants of federal and State funds to implement local early intervention programs in compliance with federal and State regulations, policies, and procedures.
When will the application be open?
This Grant Information Guide was released on Friday, April 28, 2023.
Application Submission Date
Wednesday, June 14, 2023. No later than 5:00 p.m. EST
Customer Service Support Sessions
The MSDE will hold customer service support sessions for interested applicants. During these sessions, MSDE personnel will review what applicants need to get started, the program requirements, as well as a walk-through of the application. To attend a virtual session, please see the dates, and times below. A link to the virtual meeting will be sent out the week prior to the date to all LEAs.:
Customer Service Support Session 1
Friday, May 5, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Customer Service Support Session 2
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Customer Service Support Session 3
Thursday, June 1, 2023
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
If you have questions about the application or the process, please contact the Program Monitor:
A list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) and answers will be posted to the MSDE website following customer service support sessions.
Grant Application Timeline
April 28, 2023
Grant application period opens.
June 14, 2023
The grant application period closes
MSDE will begin reviewing applications for completeness and minimum requirements.
July 1, 2023
The grant period begins.