MSDE Grant Programs

MSDE operates many formula and non-formula grants. All active grant programs are listed below and link directly to the grant program's dedicated webpage. MSDE will continue add to and expand this page as the Department's new Office of Grants Administration and Compliance rolls out. We will also soon update this site to include a link to access information about recently sunset grant programs. Please feel free to direct any grants-related questions to the MSDE Grants email inbox: grants.msde@maryland.gov.

MSDE Grant Program Information


Grant programs with an open application window are programs for which MSDE is currently accepting grant applications. Click the grant program link for a specific program to learn more about eligibility and how to apply. These programs do not include open grant application windows for formula programs (e.g., Title I). See the 'Federal Formula Grant Programs' dropdown, below, for corresponding program and application information.

​Grant Name

​Application Deadline
​MSDE Division/Office
FY 2025 Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers: Maryland Out-of-School Time Programs for the Future
Thursday, April 25, 2024. No later than 5:00 pm EST. Youth Development Branch
Title III, Part A – Immigrant Grant
Friday, March 1, 2024. No later than 5:00 pm EST. Office of Teaching and Learning
Bard High School Early College Baltimore
Saturday, February 24, 2024. No later than 5:00 pm EST. Office of College and Career Pathways

Grant programs in performance period reflect grant programs that are not currently accepting applications but are currently in implementation phase. These programs may be at different stages of implementation based upon the type of grant program and the length of the grant program. MSDE maintains grant pages for grants in performance period as a resource for current grantees and for public transparency. These programs do not include open grant application windows for formula programs (e.g., Title I). See the 'Federal Formula Grant Programs' dropdown, below, for corresponding program and application information.

​Grant Name
Application
Closed On
MSDE Division/Office
Equipment Assistance Grant for National School Lunch Program Operators
February 12, 2024 Office of School and Community Nutrition Programs
​The Career and Technical Education Innovation Grant
February 5, 2024
Office of College and Career Pathways
Education Support Professionals - Bonus and Report
January 26, 2024 Office of Grants Administration and Compliance
​Title I, Part A Section 1003(a) School Improvement Grant
January 16, 2024
Office of School Improvement and Transformation
School Waste Reduction and Composting Program
January 13, 2024
Office of Teaching and Learning
​The Next Generation Scholars Supplemental Grant
January 8, 2024
Office of Teaching and Learning

Title I, Part D, Subpart 1, State Agency Neglected and Delinquent Grant
January 2, 2024
Office of School Improvement and Transformation
​IDEA Part C State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) State Implementation Team Grant
December 30, 2023
Division of Early Childhood
​Maryland Tutoring Corps Grant
December 22, 2023
Office of Teaching and Learning
​Career and Technical Education (CTE) Career Cluster and Program Affiliate Grant
​December 15, 2023
Office of College and Career Pathways
​Maryland Elevates Grant
December 11, 2023
Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services
​The Literacy Lab Leading Men Fellowship
November 30, 2023
Office of Teaching and Learning
​Engineering for US All
November 16, 2023
Office of College and Career Pathways
​McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program and Supplemental Innovations Grant
October 24, 2023 Office of School Improvement and Supports
Fine Arts Initiative Grant FY24
October 16, 2023
Office of Teaching and Learning/Fine Arts
Lacrosse Opportunities Grant Program FY24
October 13, 2023
​Office of Teaching and Learning
Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership Scholarship Grant FY24
October 13, 2023
Division of Early Childhood
Enhanced Child Care Support and Teacher Retention Award (ECSTRA) Retention Bonus Program
October 3, 2023
Division of Early Childhood
Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers FY2024 (Year 3) Grant Renewal Application
September 29, 2023
Youth Development Branch
​Public School Opportunities Enhancement Professional Learning Program FY24 (Year 3)
​September 29, 2023
Youth Development Branch
Nonpublic School Health and Security Program
September 15, 2023Office of Grants Administration and Compliance
Maryland AWARE
(Project AWARE) FY24

September 15, 2023Division of Student Support, Academic Enrichment, and Educational Policy
American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief Afterschool Program FY 2024 (Year 3)
September 15, 2023Youth Development Branch
​Ready for Kindergarten (R4K) Grant Program
September 15, 2023
Division of Early Childhood Funding Opportunities
Prekindergarten Capacity Building Grant FY2024
September 8, 2023Division of Early Childhood
Operating Grant to Yleana Leadership Foundation FY2024
August 31, 2023Office of Grants Administration and Compliance
Goodwill Excel Center Adult High School Pilot Program
August 31, 2023Office of Teaching and Learning
Maggie McIntosh School Arts Fund FY24 Grant
August 31, 2023Office of Teaching and Learning
Local Early Childhood Advisory Council Quality Improvement Grant FY24
August 31, 2023Division of Early Childhood Funding Opportunities
Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership Quality Enhancement Grant FY24
August 31, 2023Division of Early Childhood Funding Opportunities
Operations Grant to Thread FY24
August 28, 2023Office of Grants Administration and Compliance
Operating Grant to the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation
August 25, 2023
Grants Administration and Compliance
Operating Grant to First Generation College Bound
August 25, 2023
Grants Administration and Compliance
Operating Grant to Junior Achievement of Maryland
August 25, 2023Grants Administration and Compliance
Operating Grant to Living Classrooms Foundation
August 25, 2023Grants Administration and Compliance
Operating Grant to the Maryland Science Center
August 25, 2023Grants Administration and Compliance
Operating Grant to Northbay Education
August 25, 2023Grants Administration and Compliance
Pathways in Technology (P-TECH) Early College High School Supplemental School System Grant FY2024
August 24, 2023Office of College and Career Pathways
Ulysses Currie Head Start State Supplemental Funding Grant FY2024
August 22, 2023Division of Early Childhood Funding Opportunities
Therapeutic Child Care Grant Program
August 17, 2023Division of Early Childhood Funding Opportunities
Public School Opportunities Enhancement Program FY 2024
(Year 3)

August 17, 2023Youth Development Branch
​Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Support Services Program
August 9, 2023.Division of Early Childhood Funding Opportunities
Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) FY24
August 11, 2023Office of Teaching and Learning / Science
Child Care Career and Professional Development Fund Grant
July 31, 2023Division of Early Childhood Funding Opportunities
Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers: Maryland Out-of-School Time Programs for the Future
July 19, 202321st Century Community Learning Centers
Arts Education in Maryland Schools Grant FY24
July 14, 2023Office of Teaching and Learning / Office of Fine Arts
Adult High School Pilot Program Grants FY24
July 14, 2023Office of Teaching and Learning
Next Generation Scholars of Maryland FY24 Grant
July 14, 2023Office of Teaching and Learning
Maryland Robotics Grant Program FY2024
July 10, 2023
Office of College and Career Pathways
Maggie McIntosh School Arts Fund FY23 Grant
June 20, 2023Office of Teaching and Learning / Office of Fine Arts
State Aided Institutions (SAI) Program FY25
June 20, 2023 Division of Financial Planning, Operations, and Strategy
Local Application for Federal Funds (LAFF) SFY2024
June 14, 2023Early Intervention and Special Education Services
IDEA Part C Consolidated Local Implementation Grant
June 14, 2023Early Intervention and Special Education Services
Maryland State Prekindergarten Grant FY2024
June 13, 2023
Division of Early Childhood Development 
​Prekindergarten Expansion Grant Program
June 13, 2023Division of Early Childhood Development 
Child Care Provider and Employee Bonus Program
November 30, 2022
Division of Financial Planning, Operations, and Strategy
Judy Center Early Learning Hub Expansion Grant
May 31, 2023Division of Early Childhood
Pathways in Technology Early High School (P-TECH) Supplemental College Grant
Fall (10/21/22), Spring (3/3/23) and Summer (6/2/23)Office of College and Career Pathways
Stronger Connections Grant (SCG) Program FY23
May 23, 2023
Division of Student Support, Academic Enrichment and Educational Policy
​CTE Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act FY2024 (Perkins V) Formula Grant
May 23, 2023
Office of College and Career Pathways
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Perkins Reserve Grant FY2024
May 23, 2023Office of College and Career Pathways
Reducing Overidentification in Special Education (ROSE)
May 16, 2023Division of Financial Planning, Operations, and Strategy
Maryland Works
April 4, 2023​ Division of Financial Planning, Operations, and Strategy
Local Food for Schools 2023
March 29, 2023​Office of School and Community Nutrition Programs
Teacher Collaborative Grant FY23
March 15, 2023​Division of Educator Certification and Program Approval
Title I Part C, Migrant Education FY2022-2024 Grant
February 20, 2023​ Division of Curriculum, Instructional Improvement and Professional Learning
Title I, Part D - Subpart 2, LEA Neglected, Delinquent or At Risk Grant
​February 20, 2023
Division of Curriculum, Instructional Improvement and Professional Learning
Title I, Part D - Subpart 1, State Agency Neglected and Delinquent Grant
​February 20, 2023
Division of Curriculum, Instructional Improvement and Professional Learning
McKinney-Veto Homeless Education Assistance Improvement Act
22-23

​February 20, 2023
Division of Curriculum, Instructional Improvement and Professional Learning
Rural and Low-Income School Program FY23
February 13, 2023​Division of Student Support, Academic Enrichment and Educational Policy
Learning in Extended Academic Programs (LEAP) Grant Program FY23
February 1, 2023​Division of Student Support, Academic Enrichment and Educational Policy
2022 Equipment Assistance Grants for National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Operator
February 1, 2023​School and Community Nutrition Programs
Maryland AWARE (Project AWARE) FY23
January 30, 2023Division of Student Support, Academic Enrichment and Educational Policy
Kodem Kol Grant Program
January 27, 2023Early Intervention and Special Education Services
Public School Opportunities Enhancement Professional Learning Program Grant Renewal Application FY2023 (Year Two)
January 16, 2023​Division of Student Support, Academic Enrichment and Educational Policy
American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief Afterschool Program FY2023 (Year Two)
January 13, 2023​Division of Student Support, Academic Enrichment and Educational Policy
Lead Higher Program Grant
December 14, 2022​Division of Curriculum, Instructional Improvement and Professional Learning
GEER EANS - Emergency Assistance to Nonpublic Schools Funding
December 1, 2022​Division of Financial Planning, Operations, and Strategy
​Child Care Provider and Employee Bonuses Program
November 30, 2022​Division of Financial Planning, Operations, and Strategy
Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS) FY23 Grant
​November 11, 2022 
Division of Curriculum, Instructional Improvement and Professional Learning
​Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant FY23
​November 11, 2022​
Division of Student Support, Academic Enrichment and Educational Policy
Maryland Rebuilds: Grant Opportunity
​​November 10, 2022
Division of Early Childhood
Education Support Professionals – Bonus and Report
​November 1, 2022
Division of Financial Planning, Operations, and Strategy
Yleana Leadership Academy Operating Grant FY23
October 31, 2022Division of Financial Planning, Operations, and Strategy
Fine Arts Initiative Grant (FY23)
October 31, 2022
Division of Curriculum, Instructional Improvement and Professional Learning
Career and Technology Education Innovation Grant FY 2023
​October 26, 2022
Office of College and Career Pathways
Career and Technical Education (CTE) State Institutions Grant
October 26, 2022​Office of College and Career Pathways
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Career Cluster and Program Affiliate Grant
October 26, 2022​Office of College and Career Pathways
Maryland Elevates Grants Program
October 21, 2022​​Early Intervention and Special Education Services
Title II, Part A Supporting Effective Instruction Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
October 14, 2022​Division of Curriculum, Instructional Improvement and Professional Learning
National Board Certification State and Local Incentive Program
October 5, 2022​Educator Certification and Program Approval
Specialized Training for Caregivers and Child Care Providers
September 30, 2022​Division of Early Childhood
Title III Part A Grant
September 30, 2022​
Division of Curriculum, Instructional Improvement and Professional Learning
Therapeutic Child Care Program
September 30, 2022​Division of Early Childhood
Next Generation Scholars Year 6 Continuation Grant
September 30, 2022​
Division of Curriculum, Instructional Improvement and Professional Learning
Title I, Part A – Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESSA) for FY 2022-2024
September 30, 2022
Title I Program Improvement and Family Support
​Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education Grant
September 30, 2022Division of Curriculum, Instructional Improvement and Professional Learning
Lacrosse Opportunities Grant Program (FY23)
September 26, 2022​
Division of Curriculum, Instructional Improvement and Professional Learning
FY23 Adult High School Pilot Program Grants
September 23, 2022​Division of Curriculum, Instructional Improvement and Professional Learning
Public School Opportunities Enhancement Program Grant (PSOEP)  FY2023 (Year Two)
September 16, 2022​​Student Support, Academic Enrichment, and Educational Policy
Governor's Child Care Stabilization Grant Program - Round 3
August 29, 2022​​Division of Early Childhood
Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P TECH) Supplemental School System Grant FY23
August 1, 2022
Office of College and Career Pathways
​FY23 Operating Grant to Student Support Network
August 5, 2022Division of Financial Planning, Operations, and Strategy
​FY23 Operating Grant to Thread
August 5, 2022 ​Division of Financial Planning, Operations, and Strategy
Jacob Javits Gifted & Talented Student Education Program Partnership
​April 22, 2022
Curriculum, Instructional Improvement and Professional Learning
Maryland Robotics Grant Program 2022
​May 27, 2022
Curriculum, Instructional Improvement and Professional Learning
Judy Center Grant Program FY23
​May 16, 2022
Early Childhood Education
Judy Center Program Renewal Grant
June 10, 2022
Early Childhood Education
Ready for Kindergarten (R4K) Grant
​June 3, 2022
Early Childhood Education
Prekindergarten Expansion Grant
​April 1, 2022
Early Childhood Education
Home Visiting Grant
​June 5, 2022
Early Intervention and Special Education Services
State-Aided Educational Institutions (SAI) FY 2024
June 3, 2022
​​​Special Fiscal Programs Branch of the Office of Grants Administration and Compliance
Charter Schools Program
April 11, 2022
​​Student Support, Academic Enrichment, and Educational Policy
Judy Center Grant Program FY23

Early Childhood
Teacher Collaborative Grant

Educator Certification and Program Approval
BOOST Program (Nonpublic School Tuition)

​​Special Fiscal Programs Branch of the Office of Grants Administration and Compliance
​Team Nutrition
​​
​School and Community Nutrition Programs
Maryland Leads
(LEA applications)


Financial Planning, Operations, and Strategy
Maryland Leads Partner Program

Financial Planning, Operations, and Strategy
State Pre-K Program

​​Early Childhood
​State Personnel Development Grant

​​Early Intervention and Special Education Services
​Pre-K Stabilization Grant Round 2

Early Childhood
​CRRSA Emergency Assistance for Nonpublic Schools (EANS I)

​​​​Financial Planning, Operations, and Strategy

MSDE Federal Formula Grant programs are federal programs administered by MSDE in which funds for each local education agency are determined by a mandated federal formula calculation. Federal formula programs are only available to eligible applicants that meet federal program criteria. In most cases, these programs are only open to local education agencies. 
The links below contain program information, including application information, timelines, and annual reporting information. These programs are coordinated at MSDE by the Federal Program Coordination and Administration Branch of the Office of Grants Administration and Compliance. Please contact the Federal Program Coordination and Administration Branch for questions regarding program administration, application processes, formula calculation, and compliance. Contact program staff in the Divisions below and in the corresponding program website and guidance for program- and content-specific questions.

​Grant Name
​Application Deadline
​MSDE Division/Office
Local Consolidated ESSA Program
​November 22, 2023 by 5 p.m. EST
​Office of Grants Administration and Compliance
Local Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated Strategic Plan
​December 15, 2022 by 5 p.m. EST
Student Support, Academic Enrichment, and Educational Policy
Title IV, Part A: Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Grant
​October 14, 2022 by 5 p.m. EST
Student Support, Academic Enrichment, and Educational Policy
​Local Application for Federal Funding (LAFF) 
​May 31, 2022
Early Intervention and Special Education Services
​Consolidated Local Implementation Grant (CLIG)
​May 31, 2022
Early Intervention and Special Education Services
I​DEA Part B
​N/A
Early Intervention and Special Education Services
Title I
​N/A
Curriculum, Instructional Improvement, and Professional Learning
Title II
​N/A
Curriculum, Instructional Improvement, and Professional Learning
​Title III
​N/A
Curriculum, Instructional Improvement, and Professional Learning
Title IV
​​N/A
Student Support, Academic Enrichment, and Educational Policy
​Perkins
​N/A
Office of College and Career Pathways
Equitable Services Report
November 1, 2022, No later than 5:00 p.m. EST
Equitable Services State Ombudsman