Youth Development


Public School Opportunities Enhancement Grant Program (HB1402)

Introduced as House Bill 1402 during the 2016 legislative session

Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 32

Public School Opportunities Enhancement Grant Program (HB1402)

Vision

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

Program Purpose

The purpose of the Public School Opportunities Enhancement Program is to:

  • Expand or create an extended day and summer enhancement program;
  • Expand or create a summer enhancement program; or
  • Establish new educational or recreational partnerships with specified entities.

In addition, a nonprofit organization may apply for a grant to support existing educational programming during the school day, including the recruitment, training, and ongoing professional development of new teachers.

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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

​Public School Opportunities Enhancement Professional Learning Program RFP 2018


Public Schools Opportunities Enhancement Act Annual Report


Eligible Entities


Proposed activities must target specific local school systems, nonprofit [501(c)(3)] organizations, and community schools (currently in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County). Each local school system (listed below) has at least 50 percent of public school students that qualify for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program.   
 
Current LEAs meeting requirement:
Allegany County
Baltimore City
Caroline County
Dorchester County
Kent County
Prince George’s County
Somerset County
Wicomico County
The SEED School of Maryland