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The FY 20 Grant Application for the New Prekindergarten Expansion Grant was released January 7, 2019. The grant provides funding to serve 4-year-old children up to 300% of Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG) in high-quality PreK education settings.  Find the application on the MSDE website at the following link:
Applicants eligible to receive the grant must be a local public school system or "qualified vendor" as defined in COMAR 13A.06.02 Prekindergarten Programs.  Additionally,  all programs should be published at Maryland EXCELS Level 4 or Level 5 at the time of application.  Programs published at Level 4 will be expected to achieve Level 5 by June of 2020. 
An overview of the grant requirements and application process will be held via webinar on Monday, January 14th from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm and Tuesday, January 15th from 6:00-7:30 pm.  If you are unable to attend the live webinar, a recorded version will be posted on the website. 
If you have any questions, please contact Nykia Washington, PreK Program Manager, at or 410-767-0088.
The Maryland EXCELS Team

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