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Maryland Work-Based Learning Collaborative (MWBLC)

Grants to Maryland Schools for School-to-Career
Transition Services for Students with Disabilities

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) - Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)

Conf. Date:

05/29/18

Deadline Date:

07/09/18 11:59 PM EST

Description:

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Grants of up to $50,000 to Maryland local education agencies for implementing model school-to-career transition services for students with disabilities. Funding is intended to help these students achieve career, academic, and financial success. The project includes a randomized control design implemented across 6-8 diverse school districts in Maryland for 400 students; half receiving services as usual and half receiving the enhanced services (treatment group).

The outcomes of the project are to: 1) improve competitive integrated employment consistent with students’ career goals; 2) increase economic self-sufficiency; 3) ensure high school completion and linkages to post-school services and supports consistent with students’ goals; 4) improve service system collaboration to reduce systemic barriers & sustain effective service coordination; and 5) demonstrate the efficacy of the model to improve outcomes and impacts of youth with disabilities for replicability and sustainability.

Funds may be used for:
- Personnel expenses, including salaries and fringe, or stipends for staff supporting MWBLC in their LEA.
- Project materials and supplies to support the implementation of the MWBLC services.
- Per diem and travel rates for project staff participating in professional development activities who can claim expenses from this grant.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182462

Number of Grants:

Six to eight LEA sites will be selected to receive this award; 3 to 4 awards for State Fiscal Years 2018-2019 and 3 to 4 awards for State Fiscal Years 2019-2020.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $50,000 per awardee.

Term of Contract:

Grant period is July 30, 2018 – June 30, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in Maryland may apply.

Cost(s) incurred outside the grant period (e.g., prior to the approval of the funding) will not be funded through the grant award.

Pre-proposal Conference:

An optional pre-proposal information call will be hosted on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 12:00 PM.

Call number: 1-866-247-6034
Conference call code: 6821843109#

Pre-Application Information:

All required grants submissions must be emailed or mailed by Monday, July 9, 2018, 11:59 PM EST. The deadline was extended from June 25, 2018.

The successful applicants will be notified of the grant award on or before July 23, 2018.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications via mail or email to:

Maryland State Department of Education
Division of Rehabilitation Services
2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21218

Attention: Jill Pierce, Specialist Transition Services
jill.pierce@maryland.gov

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland