Maryland Elevates FY25


The Maryland Elevates Grant Program is designed to enhance and sharpen the State’s steadfast focus on narrowing gaps for infants and toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities and their families in a comprehensive system of early intervention and special education services, birth through age 21. With a heightened emphasis on high-leverage strategies and evidence-based practices necessary to transform early intervention and special education, Maryland Elevates targets disparities impacting children and families across a range of priority needs. Maryland Elevates is elevating outcomes with Focus Area and HighLeverage Strategies.

Eligible applicants represent non-profit organizations, community-based partners, and Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) demonstrating a commitment to:

  • Equitable and accelerated outcomes in inclusive and rich learning environments in a birth through age 21 continuum of special education supports and services. •

  • Implementation of processes grounded in evidence-based practices, equitable solutions, and data-driven outcomes, and

  • Out-of-the-box solutions for growing teacher capacity, instructional leadership, and professional expertise.

When will the application be open?

This Grant Information Guide (GIG) was released on April 25, 2024.

Application Submission Date

Friday, May 31, 2024. No later than 5:00 pm EST.

Customer Service Support Sessions

MSDE will hold three customer service support sessions for interested applicants. During these sessions, MSDE personnel will provide an overview of the application process. The sessions will be on:

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Video Call Link

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Video Call Link

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

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MSDE staff will also be available to provide technical assistance throughout the grant application process. If you have questions about the application or the process, please contact:

Dr. Paige Bradford, Ed.D.
Section Chief, Specialized Instruction
Office: (410) 767-3186

Yana Demireva
Special Education Grants Liaison
Office: (410) 767-0246

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


Grant Information Guide (PDF)

Application for Participation (PDF)

Application for Participation (Word)