Maryland National Board Certification Support Program Grant FY 2025


The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is committed to The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future’s (Blueprint) goal of recruiting and supporting high-quality and diverse teachers in Maryland and believes that all students deserve an accomplished teacher. MSDE seeks to attract and retain National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) to build and staff a statewide career ladder for teachers who positively impact student outcomes. This program provides the resources for LEAs to conduct National Board Certification candidate support activities necessary to facilitate the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future legislation in achieving its goals in increasing the number of NBCTs.

The Maryland National Board Certification Support Program Grant FY 2025 focuses on the following key areas:

  • National Board Certification Candidate Support

  • National Board Certification Facilitator Training and Support

When will the application be open?

This Grant Information Guide (GIG) was released on July 1, 2024.

When will the application be open?

Proposals are due no later than 5pm on August 5, 2024.

Funding Amount Available

The total amount of funding available is up to $900,000.

Estimated Number of Grants

MSDE anticipates the awarding of up to 24 grants.

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:

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Video Call Link (via Teams)

MSDE will offer office hours on the following days:

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Video Call Link

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Video Call Link


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

Melissa Chandler
National Board State Coordinator
Division of Educator Effectiveness

Office: (410) 767-5654


Grant Information Guide and Application for Participation (Word)