This grant is intended to support the operating costs of Engineering for US All (e4usa). The e4usa grant program is a direct grant, via General Fund Appropriation (134.R00A02.13), administered by the Office of College and Career Pathways at the Maryland State Department of Education. The grant provides funding for the implementation of the e4usa program at Local Education Agencies (LEAs) across the state. This program aims to increase enrollment into Career and Technical Education Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) pathways for students, especially for underserved or underrepresented student populations, through the high-quality e4usa engineering curriculum, thus diversifying the STEM workforce pipeline. The e4usa program offers an innovative approach to providing students with a meaningful experience, while capturing the Computer Science, Engineering, or Technology Education Graduation Requirement (COMAR 13A.04.01).
The e4usa curriculum offers a structured and comprehensive 30-week course designed to increase engineering and technology literacy among students and provide opportunities for students to pursue careers in STEM. To ensure successful implementation of the curriculum and program, e4usa provides teachers, at host LEAs, year-round professional learning, and technical assistance, to build awareness and momentum towards Blueprint-aligned college and career pathways.
The e4usa grant program is committed to empowering teachers with the necessary tools and knowledge to deliver high-quality engineering education. Through its professional learning programs, the e4usa program aims to enhance teachers’ skills in engineering design while incorporating classroom engagement and instruction that supports all Maryland students.
MSDE will hold one customer service support session. During the session, MSDE personnel will review the program requirements and walk through the application.
Thursday, October 26, 202311:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Video Call Link
In addition, MSDE will offer two open office hours to provide technical assistance throughout the grant application process.
Wednesday, November 1, 20231:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Video Call Link
Tuesday, November 7, 20231:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Video Call Link