Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)
09/17/18 3:00 PM Receipt
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#: 184184
Up to 50
Amount to each qualifying school may not exceed $75,000.
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.
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.
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:
Deadline for submission: Monday, September 17, 2018. No later than 3:00 PM.
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 Gail.Dickson@Maryland.gov or on a USB flash drive.
For questions, please contact:
Michial A. Gill, Ph.D., Director of Grants Administration and State Aided Educational Institutions