Goodwill Excel Center Adult High School Pilot Program Grant


This grant is to provide additional funding to support the operating costs of The Goodwill Excel Center Adult High School Pilot Program. The purpose of the funding is to establish an alternative method for adults who did not graduate from high school to earn a high school diploma and potentially to earn postsecondary education credits and industry-recognized certification in an environment that meets the needs of the adult learner. The Excel Center develops career pathways and equitable opportunities to ensure participants will have gained the ability to equip themselves with skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary to pursue career pathways in high-growth industries.

Adult High Schools seek to develop additional partnerships and collaborations with a network of community schools, workforce development organizations, colleges, and universities. These partnerships and collaborations are aligned to improve literacy skills, as well as abilities to perform specific job functions to move adult high school learners forward in their careers.

When will the application be open?

This Grant Information Guide was released on July 31, 2023.

Application Submission Date

Thursday, August 31, 2023. No later than 5:00 p.m. EST

Customer Service Support Session

MSDE will hold a customer service support session for the Goodwill Excel Center Adult High School Pilot Program Grant regarding the completion of the application. During this session, MSDE personnel will provide an overview of the grant funding, the requirements, and the application process. The session will be held on:

Customer Service Support Session 1

Wednesday, August 9, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

MSDE staff will also be available to provide technical assistance throughout the grant application process. Contact Susan Spinnato at with questions related to the Goodwill Excel Center Adult High School Pilot Program. 

This funding opportunity, including all attachments and updates, can be downloaded from the MSDE Office of Grants Administration and Compliance website.


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

Susan Spinnato
Program Manager for Teaching and Learning
Maryland State Department of Education