Maryland Elevates Grants Program

MSDE Announces Maryland Elevates Grants Program

The Maryland Elevates Grants Program is designed to enhance and sharpen the State’s steadfast focus to narrow 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 heightened emphasis on the 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.

Eligible applicants represent non-profit organizations, community-based partners, and Institutions of Higher Education 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.

UPDATE 01/10/2023: 
Grant Award communications have been sent to applicants. The Notice of Grant Awards documents are in process. The grant implementation period aligns with the information posted in the GIG. 

Maryland Elevates Grants Customer Support Session

Maryland Elevates Grants Program Application Period: 

September 19 - October 21, 2022

Click the hyperlink to download each Grant Information Guide and Application.

Required Appendices

Grants Submissions 

Submit a PDF copy of each fully executed Maryland Elevates Grant Application to 

Each grant submission must include the Name of the Organization - Elevate Priority - Area.  

Maryland Elevates Grants Review Process

The review of proposals will be a four-part process:

  1. Written applications will be pre-screened for submission requirements and inclusion of all required sections. Applicants not meeting all pre-screen requirements will not be reviewed. 

  2. A review committee established by the MSDE, will evaluate applications using the scoring rubric. The scoring rubric is tailored to the grant program, its intent, and intended impact on the target population.

  3. Applicants may be scheduled for an oral program presentation as determined by the review committee.

  4. Final approval for awards will be determined by the review committee.

Note: The MSDE reserves the right to take into consideration geographic distribution when making awards.

Reporting Documents for Competitive Discretionary Grants 


Daniele Redivo, Management Associate
Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:     (410) 767-0261
Fax:      (410) 333-8165

Jamalden Gowans, Program Monitor
Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:      (410) 767-0262
Fax:      (410) 333-8165

​Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services

Resource Management and Monitoring Branch

Grant Submissions Calendars


Grant Documents