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Grants to Maryland Schools, LEAs, and Organizations for School Psychology Education Programs

Professional Training Grants


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Geographic Focus
USA: Maryland

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/16/24 Receipt Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $1,000 to Maryland school psychology training programs and local education agencies to provide continuing education opportunities for school psychologists throughout the state. Priority will be given to programs that address diversity and social justice. The purpose of funding is to support projects that enhance the effectiveness of school psychologists as local service providers.

Funding Priorities:

  1. First-time applications and applicants who have not received similar awards in recent years;
  2. Applicants from remote counties lacking geographic proximity to the more typical training forums and sites;
  3. Groups that demonstrate support of MSPA activities by indicators such as a high percentage (50% or more) of certified school psychologists as active MSPA members;
  4. Projects that reflect cross-county participation;
  5. Applicants who, having received similar awards in prior years, completed all objectives of the grant.

The bulk of these funds must be used for expenses incurred for speakers, facilities, and/or administrative costs.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Local education agencies (LEA), local school psychology organizations (LSPO), or school psychology graduate training programs are invited to apply.

A school psychologist representing any of the above groups may serve as applicant and project coordinator.

Grants will not be awarded to LEAs, associations, and training programs using presenters who are currently scheduled to speak at upcoming MSPA Conferences.

Pre-Application Information
The application form must be submitted electronically no later than February 16, 2024.

All applicants will be notified in writing on or before April 30, 2024, as to whether or not they have received a grant.

Number of Grants
The Professional Development Committee anticipates funding for five grants.

Estimated Size of Grant
Grants of up to $1,000

Term of Contract
The program can occur anytime between July 1, 2024, and June 30, 2025

Contact Information
Please email your application and/or any questions to:
Matt Lawser
Chair, Professional Development Committee

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