Maryland Elevates Grants Program


The Maryland Elevates Grants Program is designed to enhance and sharpen the State’s steadfast focus to narrow gaps for infants and toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities and their families in a comprehensive system of early intervention and special education services, birth through age 21. With a heightened emphasis on high-leverage strategies and evidence-based practices necessary to transform early intervention and special education, Maryland Elevates targets disparities impacting children and families across a range of priority needs. Eligible applicants represent non-profit organizations, community-based partners, and Institutions of Higher Education demonstrating a commitment to:

  • Equitable and accelerated outcomes in inclusive and rich learning environments in a birth through age 21 continuum of special education supports and services;

  • Implementation of processes grounded in evidence-based practices, equitable solutions, and data-driven outcomes; and

  • Out of the box solutions for growing teacher capacity, instructional leadership, and professional expertise.

Customer Service Support Sessions

The Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services will host virtual customer service sessions for potential applicants on the following dates/times:

  • Wednesday, November 15th from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

  • Friday, November 17th from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, November 28th from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Please note that the above dates are subject to change. To provide grantees with the best customer service possible, please pre-register for any of the above customer service sessions.


Programmatic Questions:

Dr. Paige Bradford
Section Chief – Access, Equity, and Progress

Fiscal Questions:

Mr. Jamalden  Gowans
Section Chief - Grants

​Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services

Resource Management and Monitoring Branch

Calendars and Submissions Timelines


Grants Documents