Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) - Division of Student Support, Academic Enrichment, and Educational Policy - Youth Development Branch
06/25/21 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Grants to Maryland public schools for out-of-school time academic enrichment programs. Funding is intended to support activities and instructional programming for K-8 students at low-performing schools to improve academic performance in core academic subject educational activities, language skills, technology, and more.
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) will implement the Learning in Extended Academic Programs (LEAP) grant program to provide extended academic enrichment programming that has a positive measurable impact on or enriches the academic performance and overall well-being of students who are at risk of falling behind academic requirements.
A great need exists for out-of-school time (OST) programs that provide appropriate academic enrichment programming to assist youth who are at risk of falling behind academic requirements. OST programs keep students safe and assist working families while also improving academic achievement. Students in OST programs are less likely to be involved in crime and more likely to have better grades and behavior than their counterparts who are left with little structured OST activities.
The MSDE developed and administers the LEAP grant program to assist county boards and eligible schools in potential partnerships with other eligible schools and/or nonprofit [501(c)(3)] organizations in the State to expand or create extended day, summer enhancement programs, and weekend educational programs for children in grades Kindergarten through eighth grade.
The MSDE shall select applications that demonstrate the ability to successfully implement programs that extend or expand academic enrichment programming and meet the established criteria:
The program must be aligned with the State Education Agency (SEA) Performance Goals which are presented below:
For examples of allowable expenses see page 17 of the RFP in Supporting Documents below.
GrantWatch ID#: 184264
Range of Grant Awards:
- Minimum Grant Amount: $100,000 per year
- Maximum Grant Amount: $400,000 per year
Program Start Date: Upon receipt of Notice of Grant Award
Length of Grant: July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2024
Summer enhancement programs will execute a pre-implementation planning year during Year 1 (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022) of the three-year grant. Years 2 and 3 (July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2024) require summer enhancement program implementation.
One-hundred percent of year one LEAP funds must be encumbered or expended no later than June 30, 2022 for year one.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit question forms and proposals to: email@example.com
Reginald Burke, M.S.
Director, Youth Development Branch
Maryland State Department of Education
200 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
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