Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education FY 2025


This grant provides support to the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) to increase the number of MAEOE Green Schools, increase the number of environmental educators who will provide MAEOE Green School training, support professional development and activities that incorporate environmental best practices in Maryland schools, and support statewide MAEOE Green School events.

The Maryland Green Schools Program is a sustainable schools solution designed to integrate hands-on, inquiry-based instruction. The program is meant to empower youth to practically apply knowledge at school, home, and in their communities to reduce environmental impact and encourage sustainable practices. In Maryland, all Pre-K to grade 12 public and independent schools are eligible to apply for the Maryland Green Schools award program that provides recognition for schools' efforts to enhance environmental sustainability.

Each year of the grant, MAEOE will submit an annual evaluation of the impact of this program in terms of the increase in the number of MAEOE Green Schools, access to professional development for more teachers, and impact on the environmental literacy of students.

When will the application be open?

This Grant Information Guide (GIG) was released on June 13, 2024.

Application Submission Date

Tuesday, July 16, 2024. No later than 5:00 pm EST.

Funding Amount Available

The total amount of funding available is $280,850.

Estimated Number of Grants

One (1)

Customer Service Support Sessions

MSDE will hold one customer service support session for interested applicants. During this session, MSDE personnel will provide an overview of the application process. The session will be on:

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Video Call Link


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

Zachary Carey
Director of Science
Science Branch
Office of Teaching and Learning Instructional Programs and Services

Office: (410) 767-0348


Grant Information Guide and Application for Participation (Word)