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


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 will be released on September 13, 2023.

Application Submission Date

Monday, October 30, 2023. No later than 5:00 p.m. EST.

Customer Service Support Sessions

MSDE will hold three 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

Friday, September 22, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Customer Service Support Session 2

Thursday, October 12, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Customer Service Support Session 3

Tuesday, October 17, 2023
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


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

Erin Simmons
Section Chief, Early Childhood Special Education
Division of Early Childhood Development
Maryland State Department of Education
(410) 767-0254

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