State Aided Institutions (SAI) Program


The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) provides annual grants to qualified non-profit organizations that provide enriching, educational programs to Maryland students. Eligible programs provide learning experiences that align with the State’s curricular and educational priorities and cannot be replicated in the classroom.

These educational opportunities emphasize experiential learning and one-on-one support services. This includes, but is not limited to, free or reduced admission, full-day and residential field trips with hands-on activities, mentoring, and tutoring. Pre- and post-visit activities for teachers can be used to connect the experiences to the classroom curriculum. In addition, professional development opportunities for teachers that link the SAI programs to the classroom are also funded.

When will the application be open?

Wednesday, April 24, 2024.

Application Submission Date

Monday, June 10, 2024. no later than 5:00 p.m. EST

Customer Service Support Sessions

MSDE will hold several 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. To attend a session, click on the date below:

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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If you have questions about the application or the process, please contact:

Roslyn Coleman
SAI Program Manager
Phone: (410) 767-3309


Currently for fiscal year 2024, fifty-eight programs are funded across the State. The list below constitutes the SAIs that are currently being monitored:

State Aided Institutions (SAI) Program


Roslyn Coleman
State Aided Institutions (SAI) Program Manager, Office of Grant Administration and Compliance
Office: (410) 767-3309

Nicole Obregon
Special Fiscal Programs Administration, Office of Grant Administration and Compliance
Office: (410) 767-2939
Cell: (443) 952-1373