Operations Grant to Thread FY24


The Fiscal Year 2024 State Budget includes an operating grant to Thread, Inc. Thread is a non-profit organization serving underperforming students in Baltimore, Maryland. The Thread model of support harnesses the power of human connection, building durable networks of support between at-risk students and community-based volunteers, with the aim of improving educational, economic, and emotional outcomes for students. The Thread model of intervention and support for students has a proven record of success, with higher graduation rates, transition to postsecondary, and postsecondary completion rates.

When will the application be open?

This Grant Information Guide was released on July 28, 2023.

Application Submission Date

Monday, August 28, 2023. No later than 5:00 p.m. EST

Customer Service Support Session

MSDE will provide one customer service support session to Thread regarding the completion of the application. During the session, MSDE personnel will provide an overview of the grant funding, the requirements, and the application process. The session will be held on:

Customer Service Support Session 1

Wednesday, August 16, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Google Meet joining info.
Select video call link Or dial: ‪ +1 252-423-4073‬ PIN: ‪552 530 865‬#
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MSDE staff will also be available to provide technical assistance throughout the grant application process. Contact Ruth McLean-Foster at ruth.mclean-foster2@maryland.gov with questions related to the Operating Grant to Thread.

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:

Ruth McLean-Foster
Grants Manager
Maryland State Department of Education