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Maryland's Early Literacy Initiative Grants

Grants to Maryland Title I Schools
for PreK-8 Literacy Programs

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Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

09/17/18 3:00 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $75,000 to Maryland Title I schools for PreK-8 literacy programs. Funding is intended for evidence-based programs that will help students achieve appropriate literacy proficiency by the end of 8th grade. Priority will be given to programs serving a high concentration of students living in poverty.

Applications MUST contain the following to be considered for funding:
- Use of evidence-based strategies and interventions;
- Include a needs assessment based upon school-level data;
- Provide early literacy intervention services for participating students;
- Provide direct services to participating students at least twice a week;
- Have clear literacy targets at each grade level, pre-kindergarten through grade 8;
- Include a plan benchmark assessment multiple times a year to identify students who need one-on-one interventions;
- Include a plan to collect data on student progress at least monthly;
- Include a plan for implementation and monitoring through the LEA or a non-profit organization; and
- Include alignment with the LEA Comprehensive Literacy Plan.

Priority will be given to applications that incorporate one of more of the following:
- High concentrations of students living in poverty in pre-kindergarten through grade three; and/or
- Strong or moderate evidence-based strategies and interventions.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184184

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

Up to 50

Estimated Size of Grant:

Amount to each qualifying school may not exceed $75,000.

Term of Contract:

Length of grant: November 19, 2018 through June 30, 2021.

A grant made to each school may be eligible for renewal after a two-year period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All LEAs may apply on behalf of identified Title I schools in the district.

Cost(s) incurred prior to the approval of the grant may not be funded through the award.

Pre-proposal Conference:

An initial technical assistance live webinar will be held on August 20, 2018 at 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. The link
to register for the webinar is below. If you are asked for a password, please use MELI.

In order to inform the content of the webinar, please submit questions and needed assistance by August 13 by completing the Google document on the link below:

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline for submission: Monday, September 17, 2018. No later than 3:00 PM.

Contact Information:

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

Applications must be submitted to:

Maryland State Department of Education
Office of Title I
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
Attention: Marcia Sprankle

Electronic copy should be sent by email to Gail Clark Dickson at or on a USB flash drive.

For questions, please contact:
Michial A. Gill, Ph.D., Director of Grants Administration and State Aided Educational Institutions
410-767-3170 (office)
410-371-6955 (mobile)
410-333-6033 (fax)

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland