The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) provides annual grants to qualified non-profit organizations that provide enriching, educational programs to Maryland students. Eligible programs provide learning experiences that align to the State’s curricular and educational priorities and cannot be replicated in the classroom.
These educational opportunities emphasize experiential learning and one-on-one support services. This includes, but is not limited to, free or reduced admission, full-day and residential fieldtrips with hands-on activities, mentoring, and tutoring. Pre- and post- visit activities for teachers can be used to connect the experiences to the classroom curriculum. In addition, professional development opportunities for teachers that link the SAI programs to the classroom are also funded.
MSDE will hold several customer service support sessions for interested applicants. During these sessions, MSDE personnel will review what applicants need to get started, the program requirements, as well as a walk-through of the application. To attend a session, click on a date below:
Thursday, April 20, 20232:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. View the recording from the April 20th, 2023 Customer Service Support Session
Tuesday, May 2, 202310:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.View the recording from the May 2nd, 2023 Customer Service Support Session
Thursday, June 22, 20232:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.>View the recording from the June 22nd, 2023 Customer Service Support Session