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 heightened emphasis on the 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.
Maryland Elevates Grants Customer Support Session PowerPoint Presentation
IDEA Indicators - Quick Reference Card for SPP/APR
Blueprint for Maryland's Future
Strategic Plan: Moving Maryland Forward
Customer Support Session 1: Recording for September 16, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Customer Support Session 2: Recording for September 21, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Click the hyperlink to download each Grant Information Guide and Application.
Submit a PDF copy of each fully executed Maryland Elevates Grant Application to
Each grant submission must include the Name of the Organization - Elevate Priority - Area.
Maryland Elevates Grants Review Process
The review of proposals will be a four-part process:
Written applications will be pre-screened for submission requirements and inclusion of all required sections. Applicants not meeting all pre-screen requirements will not be reviewed.
A review committee established by the MSDE, will evaluate applications using the scoring rubric. The scoring rubric is tailored to the grant program, its intent, and intended impact on the target population.
Applicants may be scheduled for an oral program presentation as determined by the review committee.
Final approval for awards will be determined by the review committee.
Note: The MSDE reserves the right to take into consideration geographic distribution when making awards.
Reporting Documents for Competitive Discretionary Grants
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