Maryland Charter Schools Program Grants

The purpose of the Maryland Charter Schools Program (CSP) is to award grants to eligible applicants to open and prepare for the operation of new charter schools, and for the replication or expansion of high quality charter schools. The first grant awards in this program were announced in September 2018. Supplemental funding was announced in November, 2019.

Charter Schools grants overview


The 2022 Charter Schools Grant Program has closed. Grants are for the start-up of new charter schools, for replication of high quality charter schools, or for the significant expansion of high quality charter schools. Up to $900,000 may be awarded to a school project. Applications were due May 18, 2022, no later than 5:00 pm EST.

A comprehensive guidelines packet, online application form, and other pertinent information related to the CSP are posted on our 2022 Documents page.

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Technical Assistance

The Maryland Alliance of Public Charter Schools provides a range of technical assistance activities for groups that are developing proposals for the start-up, expansion, or replication of charter schools in Maryland.


Visit our Resources page for helpful information.


Carol Beck
Director, Office of School Innovations
Office: (410) 767-3678

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