FY23 Operating Grant to Thread

The FY23 State Budget includes an operating grant to Thread. Thread a non-profit organization serving underperforming students in Baltimore, Maryland. The Thread model of support harnesses the power of human connection, building durable networks of support between at-risk students and community-based volunteers, with the aim of improving educational, economic, and emotional outcomes for everyone involved. The Thread model of intervention and support for students in need has a proven track record of success, with higher graduation rates, transition to postsecondary, and postsecondary completion rates.

Customer Service Support Session

The MSDE will provide customer service support to Thread regarding the completion of the application on Thursday, July 5, 2022. During this session, MSDE personnel will provide an overview of the grant funding, the requirements, and the application process.


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

Program Contact 
Justin Dayhoff
Assistant State Superintendent
Division of Financial Planning, Operations, and Strategy
Maryland State Department of Education
410-767-0439 (office)  

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

When will the application be open?

July 8, 2022

Application Submission Date:

August 5, 2022, No later than 5:00 p.m. EST