Introduced as House Bill 1402 during the 2016 legislative session, the Public School Opportunities Enhancement Grant Program was enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 32.
All Maryland youth will become positive, productive citizens engaged in their community.
The purpose of the Public School Opportunities Enhancement Program is to:
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.
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 of the following local school systems has at least 50 percent of public school students that qualify for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program.
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