Engineering for US All Grant


This grant is intended to support the operating costs of Engineering for US All (e4usa). The e4usa grant program is a direct grant, via General Fund Appropriation (134.R00A02.13), administered by the Office of College and Career Pathways at the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). The grant provides funding for the implementation of the e4usa program at Local Education Agencies (LEAs) across the state. This program aims to increase enrollment into Career and Technical Education (CTE) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) pathways for students, especially for underserved or underrepresented student populations, through the high-quality e4usa engineering curriculum, thus diversifying the STEM workforce pipeline. The e4usa program offers an innovative approach to providing students with a meaningful experience, while capturing the Computer Science, Engineering, or Technology Education Graduation Requirement (COMAR 13A.04.01).

The e4usa curriculum offers a structured and comprehensive 30-week course designed to increase engineering and technology literacy among students and provide opportunities for students to pursue careers in STEM. To ensure successful implementation of the curriculum and program, e4usa provides teachers, at host LEAs, year-round professional learning, and technical assistance, to build awareness and momentum towards Blueprint-aligned college and career pathways.

The e4usa grant program is committed to empowering teachers with the necessary tools and knowledge to deliver high-quality engineering education. Through its professional learning programs, the e4usa program aims to enhance teachers’ skills in engineering design while incorporating classroom engagement and instruction that supports all Maryland students.

When will the application be open?

This Grant Information Guide (GIG) was released on July 8, 2024.

Application Submission Date

Proposals are due no later than 5pm on August 23, 2024.

Funding Amount Available

The total amount of funding available is up to $500,000.

Estimated Number of Grants

One (1)

Customer Service Support Sessions

MSDE will hold three customer service support sessions for interested applicants. During these sessions, MSDE personnel will provide an overview of the application process. The sessions will be held on:

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Video Call Link

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

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

Scott Nichols
Postsecondary Programs Coordinator
Office of College and Career Pathways

Office: (410) 767-0177

Tiffany DeJesus
Director of Operations, Accountability and Strategy
Office of College and Career Pathways

Office: (410) 767-0518


Grant Information Guide (PDF)

Application for Participation (PDF)

Application for Participation (Word)