Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) - Division of Early Childhood
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Grants to Maryland local school systems and qualified vendors to promote early learning and development. Funding is intended to increase access to early childhood education programs for children from low-income families, children with special education needs, and students who are homeless.
Purpose: Expand access to public prekindergarten for three-year-olds and four-year-olds for (a) students from families with household incomes up to 300 percent of Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG) and (b) students with special education needs, regardless of income and (c) homeless students.
GrantWatch ID#: 143247
Estimated Average Grant Amount: $400,000
Funding Per Prekindergarten Student: $12,000 (full-day, new slot) and $6,000 to improve an existing slot to meet the Definition of High Quality Prekindergarten (See Appendix A)
Length of Grant: July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022
Period of Operation: August 2021- June 2022 (School Year 2021-2022)
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Applications must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions can be submitted to email@example.com
Nykia Washington, Prekindergarten Program Manager
Maryland State Department of Education
Division of Early Childhood Development, 6th floor
200 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
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