Please see information and links for the Fiscal Year 2019 Grant Application for the Preschool Development Grant which has been posted to the MSDE website:
The grant opportunity is open to qualified vendors, i.e., State or nationally accredited licensed child care programs that are either
(1) published at Level 5 in Maryland EXCELS; (2) are State or nationally accredited; or (3) are an approved nonpublic school. All new programs receiving grant funds will be expected to achieve a Maryland EXCELS Quality Rating Level 5 by June of 2019. The grant provides funding to serve students at or below 200-300% of Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG) in high-quality PreK education settings.
The funding level for eligible children aged 4-years old by September 1st is $7,344 per child for new slots and $3,672 per child for improved slots.
An overview of the grant requirements and application process will be held via webinar on Thursday, March 8th from 1:00-2:00pm. The information to access the webinar will be posted by Tuesday, March 6th. If you are unable to attend the live webinar, a recorded version will be posted on the website. Please contact Nykia Washington if you have questions.
Nykia Washington, PreK Grant Manager