American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief Afterschool Program FY 2024 (Year 3)


The purpose of the ARP ESSER ASP grant awards is to provide funding for the implementation of evidence-based, comprehensive afterschool programs, and ensure such programs respond to students’ academic, social, and emotional needs and address the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus on the student populations.

When will the application be open?

This Grant Information Guide was released on Monday, July 31, 2023.

Application Submission Date

Friday, September 15, 2023. No later than 5:00 p.m. EST

Customer Service Support Sessions

The MSDE OST Team will hold two virtual customer service support sessions for applicants. During this session, the MSDE OST Team will provide support and answer questions regarding the application and submission process.

Customer Service Support Session 1

Thursday, August 3, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Video call link  or dial: ‪(US) +1 469-213-3760 PIN: 749 663 000#.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Customer Service Support Session 2

Thursday, August 15, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Video call link or dial: ‪(US) +1 469-213-3760 PIN: 992 287 079#.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

This funding opportunity, including all attachments and updates, can be downloaded from the MSDE Office of Grants Administration and Compliance website.


If you have questions about the application or the process, please contact the Program Monitor:

Reginald Burke
Director, Youth Development Branch
Division of Student Support, Academic Enrichment and Educational Policy
(410) 767-0313

A list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) and answers will be posted to the MSDE website following customer service support sessions.