IDEA Part C - State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) - State Implementation Team


The work of the Part C SSIP is aligned with the MSDE, DEI/SES early childhood special education goal: to implement a seamless and comprehensive statewide system of coordinated services within home, community, and early childhood settings for children with disabilities – birth to kindergarten – and their families to narrow the school readiness gap, specifically around social-emotional development and relationships. These grant funds are to be used to support the implementation and use of EBPs including Reflective Coaching, RBI, and Pyramid Model for children with disabilities, birth to kindergarten, and their families to narrow the school readiness gap.

When will the application be open?

The Grant Information Guide was released on September 13, 2023.

Application Submission Date

Saturday, December 30, 2023. No later than 5:00 pm EST. Approval is on a rolling basis.

Grant Period

October 1, 2023 – September 30, 2024

Funding Amount Available


Estimated Number of Grants


Customer Service Support Sessions

MSDE will hold two customer service support sessions for interested applicants. During these sessions, MSDE personnel will review what applicants need to get started, the program requirements, as well as a walk-through of the application.

Customer Service Support Session 1

Thursday, November 30, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Customer Service Support Session 2

Tuesday, December 12, 2023
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


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

Molly Conner
Branch Chief - Performance Support & Technical Assistance
Office: (410) 767-0775

A list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) and answers will be posted to the MSDE website following the customer support sessions.