The Prekindergarten Expansion Grant is a competitive grant program administered by the Division of Early Childhood at the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). It provides funding for local education agencies (LEAs) and private providers to administer high-quality prekindergarten and school readiness services throughout the State for children and their families in coordination with the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future.
Broaden availability and expand access to high-quality prekindergarten educational programming and school readiness services for three- year-old and four-year-old students from families with household incomes up to 300% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL), students with special education needs regardless of income, students with a home language other than English regardless of income, and students experiencing homelessness regardless of income.
Priority will be given to high-quality programs that:
For eligible use of funds, and for required components of proposals, see https://earlychildhood.marylandpublicschools.org/system/files/filedepot/3/2023_pre-k_expansion_gig.pdf#page=9
Estimated Total Program Funding: