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
Next Generation Scholars of Maryland FY25 GrantFriday, August 2, 2024. No later than 5:00 p.m. EST.​Office of Teaching and Learning
Adult High School Pilot Program Grant Fiscal Year (SFY) 2025Thursday, July 18, 2024. No later than 5:00 pm EST.​Office of Teaching and Learning
Nita M. Lowey 21 st Century Community Learning Centers Maryland Out-of-School Time Programs for the Future Grant Renewal Application
  • School Year only Programs: Friday, July 12, 2024, no later than 5:00 pm EST; and
  • Summer only or School Year and Summer Programs: Friday, August 30, 2024, no later than 5:00 pm EST.
Youth Development Branch
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Perkins Reserve Grant FY2025
Monday, July 29, 2024. No later than 5:00 pm EST.​Office of College and Career Pathways
​​Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) FY25
Tuesday, July 16, 2024. No later than 5:00 pm EST.Office of Teaching and Learning / Science
​Public School Opportunities Enhancement Professional Learning Program FY25
  • Extended Day/School Year Programs: Friday, June 28, 2024.
  • Summer Enhancement or Extended Day/School Year and Summer Enhancement Programs: Friday, August 30, 2024.
Youth Development Branch
​​Maryland Special Education State Steering Committee Mini-Grant FY 2025Tuesday, June 25, 2024. No later than 5:00 pm EST.​​​Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services
​​Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) Supplemental School GrantThursday, June 20, 2024. No later than 5:00 pm EST.​​​Office of College and Career Pathways
Career and Technical Education: Perkins Local ApplicationFriday, July 1, 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
System of Professional Learning GrantJune 16, 2024
​​Office of Instructional Programs and Services
​​State Aided Institutions (SAI) Program FY26June 10, 2024​ Division of Financial Policy, Planning, Operations, and Strategy
​School Leadership Training Program Grant
June 9, 2024
​​Office of Teaching & Learning
​Pandemic Relief for Nonpublic Schools
May 24, 2024.​​Office of Grants Administration and Compliance
​Maryland Elevates SFY 2025
May 31, 2024
​​Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services
​Local Food for Schools Grant
April 30, 2024
​​Office of School and Community Nutrition Programs
​Prekindergarten Expansion Grant
April 30, 2024
​​Division of Early Childhood Development
FY 2025 Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers: Maryland Out-of-School Time Programs for the FutureApril 25, 2024
Youth Development Branch
Behavioral Health Grant FY 2024April 12, 2024
Division of Student Support, Academic Enrichment and Educational Policy
School Waste Reduction and Composting ProgramMarch 28, 2024
Office of Teaching and Learning
Title III, Part A – Immigrant GrantMarch 1, 2024
Office of Teaching and Learning
Bard High School Early College Baltimore February 24, 2024​ Office of College and Career Pathways
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 GrantFebruary 5, 2024​​Office of College and Career Pathways
Education Support Professionals - Bonus and ReportJanuary 26, 2024​ Office of Grants Administration and Compliance
​Title I, Part A Section 1003(a) School Improvement GrantJanuary 16, 2024​​Office of School Improvement and Transformation
Title I, Part D, Subpart 1, State Agency Neglected and Delinquent GrantJanuary 2, 2024​​Office of School Improvement and Transformation
​IDEA Part C State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) State Implementation Team GrantDecember 30, 2023Division of Early Childhood
​Maryland Tutoring Corps GrantDecember 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
​The Literacy Lab Leading Men FellowshipNovember 30, 2023​​Office of Teaching and Learning
​Engineering for US AllNovember 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 FY24October 16, 2023
Office of Teaching and Learning/Fine Arts
Lacrosse Opportunities Grant Program FY24October 13, 2023 ​Office of Teaching and Learning
Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership Scholarship Grant FY24October 13, 2023Division of Early Childhood
Enhanced Child Care Support and Teacher Retention Award (ECSTRA) Retention Bonus ProgramOctober 3, 2023Division of Early Childhood
Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers FY2024 (Year 3) Grant Renewal ApplicationSeptember 29, 2023Youth Development Branch
Nonpublic School Health and Security ProgramSeptember 15, 2023​​​Office of Grants Administration and Compliance
Maryland AWARE
(Project AWARE) FY24
September 15, 2023​Division 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, 2023​Youth Development Branch
​Ready for Kindergarten (R4K) Grant Program​September 15, 2023Division of Early Childhood Funding Opportunities
Prekindergarten Capacity Building Grant FY2024September 8, 2023​Division of Early Childhood
Operating Grant to Yleana Leadership Foundation FY2024August 31, 2023​Office of Grants Administration and Compliance
Maggie McIntosh School Arts Fund FY24 GrantAugust 31, 2023​Office of Teaching and Learning
Local Early Childhood Advisory Council Quality Improvement Grant FY24August 31, 2023​Division of Early Childhood Funding Opportunities
Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership Quality Enhancement Grant FY24August 31, 2023​Division of Early Childhood Funding Opportunities
Operations Grant to Thread FY24August 28, 2023​Office of Grants Administration and Compliance
Operating Grant to the Cal Ripken Sr. FoundationAugust 25, 2023
Operating Grant to First Generation College BoundAugust 25, 2023
Operating Grant to Junior Achievement of MarylandAugust 25, 2023​
Operating Grant to Living Classrooms FoundationAugust 25, 2023​
Operating Grant to the Maryland Science CenterAugust 25, 2023​
Operating Grant to Northbay EducationAugust 25, 2023​
Ulysses Currie Head Start State Supplemental Funding Grant FY2024 August 22, 2023​Division of Early Childhood Funding Opportunities
Therapeutic Child Care Grant Program August 17, 2023​Division of Early Childhood Funding Opportunities
Public School Opportunities Enhancement Program FY 2024
(Year 3)
August 17, 2023​Youth Development Branch
​Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Support Services Program August 9, 2023.​Division of Early Childhood Funding Opportunities
Child Care Career and Professional Development Fund GrantJuly 31, 2023​Division of Early Childhood Funding Opportunities
Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers: Maryland Out-of-School Time Programs for the FutureJuly 19, 2023​21st Century Community Learning Centers
​​Arts Education in Maryland Schools Grant FY24 July 14, 2023​Office of Teaching and Learning / Office of Fine Arts
Maryland Robotics Grant Program FY2024​July 10, 2023Office of College and Career Pathways
Maggie McIntosh School Arts Fund FY23 Grant June 20, 2023​​​Office of Teaching and Learning / Office of Fine Arts
Local Application for Federal Funds (LAFF) SFY2024 June 14, 2023​​​Early Intervention and Special Education Services
IDEA Part C Consolidated Local Implementation Grant June 14, 2023​​​Early Intervention and Special Education Services
​​Maryland State Prekindergarten Grant FY2024​June 13, 2023​​Division of Early Childhood Development
Child Care Provider and Employee Bonus ProgramNovember 30, 2022Division of Financial Planning, Operations, and Strategy
Judy Center Early Learning Hub Expansion Grant May 31, 2023​Division of Early Childhood
​​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, 2023Office of College and Career Pathways
Reducing Overidentification in Special Education (ROSE) May 16, 2023​Division of Financial Planning, Operations, and Strategy
Maryland WorksApril 4, 2023​ Division of Financial Planning, Operations, and Strategy
Teacher Collaborative Grant FY23March 15, 2023​Division of Educator Certification and Program Approval
Title I Part C, Migrant Education FY2022-2024 GrantFebruary 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, 2023Division of Curriculum, Instructional Improvement and Professional Learning
Title I, Part D - Subpart 1, State Agency Neglected and Delinquent Grant​February 20, 2023Division of Curriculum, Instructional Improvement and Professional Learning
McKinney-Veto Homeless Education Assistance Improvement Act
22-23
​February 20, 2023Division of Curriculum, Instructional Improvement and Professional Learning
Rural and Low-Income School Program FY23February 13, 2023​Division of Student Support, Academic Enrichment and Educational Policy
Learning in Extended Academic Programs (LEAP) Grant Program FY23February 1, 2023​Division of Student Support, Academic Enrichment and Educational Policy
2022 Equipment Assistance Grants for National School Lunch Program (NSLP) OperatorFebruary 1, 2023​School and Community Nutrition Programs
Kodem Kol Grant Program January 27, 2023​Early 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 GrantDecember 14, 2022​Division of Curriculum, Instructional Improvement and Professional Learning
GEER EANS - Emergency Assistance to Nonpublic Schools FundingDecember 1, 2022​Division of Financial Planning, Operations, and Strategy
​Child Care Provider and Employee Bonuses ProgramNovember 30, 2022​Division of Financial Planning, Operations, and Strategy
​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, 2022Division of Early Childhood
Education Support Professionals – Bonus and Report​November 1, 2022Division of Financial Planning, Operations, and Strategy
Yleana Leadership Academy Operating Grant FY23 October 31, 2022​Division of Financial Planning, Operations, and Strategy
Career and Technology Education Innovation Grant FY 2023​October 26, 2022Office of College and Career Pathways
Career and Technical Education (CTE) State Institutions GrantOctober 26, 2022​Office of College and Career Pathways
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Career Cluster and Program Affiliate GrantOctober 26, 2022​Office of College and Career Pathways
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 ProgramOctober 5, 2022​Educator Certification and Program Approval
Specialized Training for Caregivers and Child Care ProvidersSeptember 30, 2022​Division of Early Childhood
Title III Part A GrantSeptember 30, 2022​Division of Curriculum, Instructional Improvement and Professional Learning
Therapeutic Child Care ProgramSeptember 30, 2022​Division of Early Childhood
Title I, Part A – Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESSA) for FY 2022-2024September 30, 2022Title I Program Improvement and Family Support
​Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education Grant September 30, 2022​Division of Curriculum, Instructional Improvement and Professional Learning
Lacrosse Opportunities Grant Program (FY23)September 26, 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 3August 29, 2022​​Division of Early Childhood
Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P TECH) Supplemental School System Grant FY23August 1, 2022Office of College and Career Pathways
​FY23 Operating Grant to Student Support Network August 5, 2022​Division of Financial Planning, Operations, and Strategy
​FY23 Operating Grant to ThreadAugust 5, 2022 ​Division of Financial Planning, Operations, and Strategy
Jacob Javits Gifted & Talented Student Education Program Partnership​April 22, 2022Curriculum, Instructional Improvement and Professional Learning
Maryland Robotics Grant Program 2022​May 27, 2022Curriculum, Instructional Improvement and Professional Learning
Judy Center Grant Program FY23​May 16, 2022Early Childhood Education
Judy Center Program Renewal Grant June 10, 2022Early Childhood Education
Ready for Kindergarten (R4K) Grant​June 3, 2022Early Childhood Education
Prekindergarten Expansion Grant​April 1, 2022Early Childhood Education
Home Visiting Grant​June 5, 2022 Early Intervention and Special Education Services
State-Aided Educational Institutions (SAI) FY 2024June 3, 2022​​​Special Fiscal Programs Branch of the Office of Grants Administration and Compliance
Charter Schools ProgramApril 11, 2022​​Student Support, Academic Enrichment, and Educational Policy
Judy Center Grant Program FY23Early 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 ProgramFinancial 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 2Early 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. ESTStudent Support, Academic Enrichment, and Educational Policy
Title IV, Part A: Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Grant​October 14, 2022 by 5 p.m. ESTStudent Support, Academic Enrichment, and Educational Policy
​Local Application for Federal Funding (LAFF) ​May 31, 2022Early Intervention and Special Education Services
​Consolidated Local Implementation Grant (CLIG)​May 31, 2022Early Intervention and Special Education Services
I​DEA Part B​N/AEarly Intervention and Special Education Services
Title I​N/ACurriculum, Instructional Improvement, and Professional Learning
Title II​N/ACurriculum, Instructional Improvement, and Professional Learning
​Title III​N/ACurriculum, Instructional Improvement, and Professional Learning
Title IV​​N/AStudent Support, Academic Enrichment, and Educational Policy
​Perkins​N/AOffice of College and Career Pathways
Equitable Services ReportNovember 1, 2022, No later than 5:00 p.m. ESTEquitable Services State Ombudsman