Local Consolidated ESSA Program


The Local Consolidated ESSA Program application refers to a single application that combines multiple funding requests and program proposals, including those required by COMAR for inclusion in the local Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) annual strategic plan, into one comprehensive submission. The purpose of the consolidated grant application is to streamline the application process, reduce administrative burden, provide a more cohesive overview of the organization's objectives and funding needs, and facilitate strategic alignment of federal programs with implementation of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future.

When will the application be open?

This Grant Information Guide (GIG) will be released on September 22, 2023.

Application Submission Date

Proposals are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 22, 2023.

Customer Service Support Sessions

MSDE will hold technical assistance sessions for all applicants. During this session, MSDE personnel will provide an overview of the documents and submission process. The sessions will be on:

Customer Service Support Session 1

Monday, September 25, 2023
1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Watch the recording of the September 25 Session

Customer Service Support Session 2

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Watch the recording of the September 27 Session

MSDE program staff will also be available to provide customer service throughout the grant application process. During these sessions, MSDE program staff will provide specific guidance regarding the content and requirements relevant to individual programs. Contact the individual assigned to each Title program for additional support. To register for the additional Customer Services Sessions tailored to each individual program reference the Grant Information Guide.

Customer Service Support Sessions

Title I, Part A

  • Wednesday, September 27, 2023
  • 12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

  • Monday, October 2, 2023
    9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
    Watch the recorded session

Title I, Part C

Title I, Part D Subpart 2

Title II, Part A and Teacher Induction

Title III, Part A

Title IV, Part A

Title V, Part B

Educational Equity

Equitable Services

Fine Arts

Gifted and Talented

Additional Office Hours by Appointment

Send email to the appropriate program contact for the program in which you’re seeking assistance.

For general information and inquiries regarding the Local Consolidated ESSA Program send email to localessaconsolidated.msde@maryland.gov

  • Equitable Services Report
    Barbara Scherr
    Coordinator, Family Engagement/Title I State Ombudsman for Equitable Services
    (410) 767-0291

  • Title I
    Shanna Edmond
    Education Program Supervisor

  • Title II
    Cecilia Roe
    Director of Instructional Assessment, Professional Learning, and Title II

  • Title III
    Ilhye Yoon
    English Learner/Title III Coordinator
    Serving: Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Caroline County, Cecil County, Charles County, Harford County, Prince George’s County, St. Mary’s County, Talbot County, Worcester County

  • Title III
    Laurel Williams
    Multilingual Education Programs Coordinator
    Serving: Baltimore City, Calvert County, Dorchester County, Frederick County, Kent County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Queen Anne’s County, Somerset County, Washington County, Wicomico County, SEED School

  • Title IV
    Donald Corbin
    School Safety Specialist/Title IV Coordinator

  • Title V
    Renee Neely, Psy. D.
    Comprehensive Planning Specialist

  • Educational Equity
    Lauren Holmes
    Executive Director, Office of the Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning

  • Educational Equity
    Susan Spinnato
    Project Manager for Teaching and Learning

  • Educational Equity
    Anthony Vargas
    Director of Advanced Academics and Gifted/Talented Programs

  • Fine Arts
    Lizzie Devereux
    Director of Comprehensive Arts Education

  • Gifted and Talented
    Anthony Vargas
    Director of Advanced Academics and Gifted/Talented Programs

  • Teacher Induction
    Cecilia Roe
    Director of Instructional Assessment, Professional Learning, and Title II


If you have questions about the application or the process, please contact:

aryland State Department of Education 

Grant Application Timeline

September 22, 2023
Grant application period opens.

November 22, 2023
The grant application period closes.

October 23, 2023
MSDE will begin reviewing complete applications on a rolling basis. Draft reviews may be submitted to individual program contacts for feedback prior to the full submission of the entire Consolidated Entitlements Program Application.

January 5, 2024
MSDE will complete notifying applicants of the award status.


Application for Participation (Excel document [.zip file])