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Maryland Public School District Grant Guidelines


Grants are available on a rolling basis. Please plan between 6-12 months of activities for a grant request period.

Districts need to submit a list of how funding will be used, goals to be met, timeline and budget.

Final reports are due within 30 days of the close of the grant. Extensions and modifications can be requested.


 GOAL: Prepare teachers and teacher leaders to expand access and provide quality computer cience experiences.
  1. Review resources, meet with district teams, and make short and long term plans
  2. Submit data showing access and equity in CS for your district
Overall Goals and Guidelines:
  GOAL #1: EVERY high school offers CS
  GOAL #2: The diversity of students taking CS classes matches the diversity of students in the district
GOAL #3: Well rounded middle schools that include computational thinking
  GOAL #4: Cover the MD CS standards with equity for all students across K-12
  1. Funds are for PD costs, stipends, growing facilitators, broadening participation, and planning
  2. indirect costs can NOT be charged to the grant funds
  3. No more than 10% of funds can be toward equipment and  
    ONLY equipment that is associated with PD can be funded.
  1. Actionable and measureable plans for the current school year
  2. Summary of funds spent with reflection
  3. Specific data on what CS is in every school
  4. Specific data on what students are taking CS with demographics for MS/HS
  5. Narrative of goals accomplished
  6. Final report due within 30 days of end of grant

New for 2022 - send key team members and presenters to the CSTA conference using MCCE funds. Any member of your SCRIPT planning team, facilitator, or presenter is invited to attend and report back to their district.

Dianne O'Grady-Cunniff, dogrady at usmd dot edu
Director, Maryland Center for Computing Education

Dr. Megean Garvin, mgarvin at usmd dot edu
Director of Research, Maryland Center for Computing Education

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MCCE received initial support from the National Science Foundation, (MSP)2 Grant No. 0831970.