Youth Development



Learning in Extended Academic Programs (LEAP)
(HB1415)

Introduced as House Bill 1415 during the 2018 legislative session.

Enacted under Subtitle 20, Chapter 361 of the Maryland Constitution.

Learning in Extended Academic Programs (LEAP) (HB1415)

Vision

All Maryland youth will become positive, productive citizens engaged in their community.

Program Purpose

The purpose of the LEAP initiative is to provide grants to eligible schools to:

  • provide extended academic programming that has a positive measurable impact on students; or

  • enriches the academic performance and overall well-being of students who are at risk of falling behind academic requirements.

The LEAP competition is open to:

  • Maryland Public schools in which at least 80% of the students qualify for the free and reduced price meals program.

           Eligible schools may:

  • coordinate and partner with other eligible county schools to jointly apply; or

  • partner with a non-profit organization.

           County boards may apply on behalf of one or
           more eligible schools in the county.

An eligible school may apply for a grant only if the county superintendent endorses the school’s grant application.

Contact Information


Reginald Burke, M.S.
Director, Youth Development Branch

Maryland State Department of Education
200 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
reginald.burke@maryland.gov
 
410-767-0313 office 
410-333-0880 fax



​Learning in Extended Academic Programs (LEAP)

Learning in Extended Academic Programs (LEAP) RFP

Deadline for submission extended to
Monday, January 7, 2019
No later than 2:00 p.m.
Electronic Submissions Only

New Learning in Extended Academic Programs (LEAP) Request for Proposal (RFP) Questions and Responses December 10, 2018

New Learning in Extended Academic Programs Solicitation for Grant Application Scoring Rubric

2018 Learning in Extended Academic Programs Request for Proposal (RFP) Questions & Answers

LEAP Pre-Proposal Webinar Slides
LEAP Exhibit 1
LEAP Exhibit 3
LEAP Exhibit 4
LEAP Exhibit 5
LEAP Exhibit 6
LEAP Exhibit 7
LEAP Pre-Proposal Webinar Recording


Eligible Entities


Each local school system (listed below) has school(s) in which at least 80 percent of public school students qualify for the free and reduced price meals program.   
 
Current LEAs meeting requirement:
Allegany County
Anne Arundel
Baltimore City
Baltimore County
Cecil County
Dorchester County
Frederick County
Harford County
Montgomery County
Prince George’s County
Somerset County
Wicomico County

List of Eligible Schools
Revised September 5, 2018