The Maryland State Department of Education is releasing the Grant Information Guide and application information for $16,621,068 in funding through the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) Formula Grant. This program is a Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) grant that will leverage Perkins V formula funds to make substantial investments in supporting and expanding local CTE programs, reimagining the vision and direction of Maryland’s CTE system, and increasing expectations and student outcomes across all Perkins-funded programs. Eligible applicants will receive an email from CTE staff with a link to their specific application. Eligible applicants will receive an email from CTE staff with a link to their specific application. Applicants should use that link to access their Perkins V application for FY24.
The new and exciting vision for CTE in Maryland requires each LEA to provide clear, intentional, and demonstrative alignment to the Blueprint, ensuring every student has the opportunity to fully participate in career pathways that align to high-skill, high-wage, and/or in-demand careers, all leading towards the Blueprint’s goal requiring that 45% of high school students earn an industry recognized credential and/or complete the high school level of a registered youth apprenticeship.
When will the application be open?
Thursday, April 6, 2023
Application Submission Date
Tuesday, May 23, 2023. No later than 5:00 p.m. EST
Customer Service Support Sessions
The MSDE will provide customer service support to Lead Higher Program Grants applicants regarding the completion of the application. During this session, MSDE personnel will provide an overview of the grant funding, the requirements, and the application process.
Customer Session 1
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Join video call or dial: (US) +1 727-877-8347 PIN: 114 694 523#
Customer Session 2
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Join video call or dial: (US) +1 740-312-1634 PIN: 209 951 029#
Customer Session 3
Thursday, April 20, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Join video call or dial: (US) +1 443-606-2374 PIN: 623 801 028#
In addition to the virtual support sessions, MSDE staff will provide one-on-one technical assistance throughout the grant writing process for any LEA or community college requesting additional support.
Signed proposals must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on May 23, 2023, and uploaded to
. Applications will be reviewed and approved on a rolling basis, beginning in early May, for any LEA or community college submitting prior to the deadline.
If you have questions about the application or the process, please contact the Program Monitor:
Richard W. Kincaid
Senior Executive Director
Office of College and Career Pathways
Office: (410) 767-0426
A list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) and answers will be posted to the MSDE website following customer service support sessions.