Public School Opportunities Enhancement Program Grant Renewal Application FY 2025


The Public School Opportunities Enhancement Program (PSOEP) grant program assists local education agencies (LEAs), public community schools, and nonprofit [501(c)(3)] organizations in the State to establish partnerships designed to expand or create extended day and summer enhancement programs and support existing educational programming during the school day. Extended day and summer enhancement programs are educational and recreational enrichment programs for children between the ages of four and 19 that take place:

  • Before and after the school day;

  • On weekends and holidays; and

  • During vacations and summer breaks.

The purpose of the PSOEP is to:

  • Expand or create an extended day and summer enhancement program;

  • Expand or create a summer enhancement program; or

  • Establish new educational or recreational partnerships with specified entities.

The extended day, educational day, or summer enhancement program must include an educational component that aligns with the Maryland College and Career Readiness Standards.

Release Date and Deadlines

The renewal application was released on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. The deadlines for application submission are outlined below:

  • Extended Day/School Year Programs: Friday, June 28, 2024; and

  • Summer Enhancement or Extended Day/School Year and Summer Enhancement Programs: Friday, August 30, 2024.

Funding Amount Available


Estimated Number of Grants

Grant amounts each year will be funded at 100% of the original award contingent on the availability of funding and satisfactory performance. Programs selected for funding will be level-funded the same amount for all four years of programming unless a lesser amount is specified for subsequent years. In those cases, the lesser amount will be awarded. In addition, awards may be reduced based on the grantee’s inability to meet the goals and performance measures set forth in this grant. This includes participation numbers consistently lower than projected in the bidder’s application. Awards may also be reduced based on fiscal or programmatic concerns or findings during the grant period. Any award reductions will be discussed with the subgrantee in advance of the reduction.

Customer Service Support Sessions

MSDE will hold two 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:

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Video Call Link
Or dial: (US) +1 469-213-3760, PIN: 480 637 668#

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Video Call Link
Or dial: (US) +1 469-213-3760, PIN: 422 872 825#


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

Reginald Burke
Director, Youth Development Branch
Maryland State Department of Education

Office: (410) 767-0313


PSOEP Grant Renewal Application FY 2025