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.
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:
Monday, September 25, 20231:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.Watch the recording of the September 25 Session
Wednesday, September 27, 202310:15 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.
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
September 22, 2023Grant application period opens.November 22, 2023The grant application period closes.October 23, 2023MSDE 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, 2024MSDE will complete notifying applicants of the award status.