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Grants to Maryland Nonprofits and LEAs to Increase
Opportunities for Minority Students to Participate in Lacrosse

Lacrosse Opportunities Grant Program

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)

Conf. Date:

08/31/22

Deadline Date:

09/26/22 5:00 PM EST

Description:

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Grants to Maryland nonprofit organizations and LEAs to provide sporting opportunities for children and youth from minority backgrounds. Grant funds may be used for equipment, supplies, salaries and wages, and costs associated with running a lacrosse clinic. Eligible applicants are LEAs serving a population of students at least 80% of which are minority students. Non-profit organizations recognized by US Lacrosse as a member of the Urban Lacrosse Alliance are also eligible to apply for funding.

The State of Maryland is committed to helping Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and nonprofits maximize opportunities for minority students to participate in lacrosse in their communities. The Lacrosse Opportunities Program Grant funds programs to develop and provide comprehensive education and training in the sport of Lacrosse. The purpose of this grant is to provide lacrosse opportunities for children under the age of 18-years old with increased opportunities for minority students to participate in lacrosse in LEAs serving a population of students at least 80% of which are minority students. 

Funds may be used for:

  • Salaries and wages;
  • Supplies and equipment; and
  • The costs associated with running an on- or off-season lacrosse clinic.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182050

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$40,000

Number of Grants:

1-4

Estimated Size of Grant:

Previous grant awards have ranged from $10,000 to $40,000.

Term of Contract:

Grant Period: October 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and nonprofit organizations serving a population of students at least 80% are minority are invited to apply. Non-profit organizations recognized by US Lacrosse as a member of the Urban Lacrosse Alliance are eligible to apply for funding.

Funds may not be used for:
● Costs incurred prior to approval of the grant may not be funded through the award; and
● Expenses not directly related to providing lacrosse opportunities for minorities in their community.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The MSDE will hold several customer service support sessions for interested applicants. During these sessions, MSDE personnel will review the program requirements, walk-through of the application, and answer any questions. To attend a session, please utilize one of the meeting link options provided below:

Tuesday, August 30 · 1:00 – 2:00pm
▪ Video call link: https://meet.google.com/yiy-bmvu-ipf
▪ Or dial: (US) +1 669-220-6654 PIN: 848 442 845#

Wednesday, August 31 · 11:00am – 12:00pm
▪ Video call link: https://meet.google.com/pcn-tzha-xqy
▪ Or dial: (US) +1 856-281-1468 PIN: 345 194 393#

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- August 26, 2022 The Grant Information Guide and the application released
- The MSDE will hold a virtual customer service support session for interested applicants: - August 30, 2022, 1:00-2:00PM and August 31, 2022, 11-12 Noon
- September 26, 2022 No later than 5:00 p.m. EST The grant application period closes
- September 27-30, 2022 Applications are reviewed and evaluated
- October 3, 2022 The MSDE will notify applicants of the award status
- October 1, 2022 The grant period begins
- June 30, 2023 The grant period ends

Funds awarded may not exceed 50 percent of the grantee’s program budget and must be matched. Proposed budget must demonstrate 100% matching funds.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Send applications to Robert.warner1@maryland.gov.

If you have questions about the application or the process, please contact the Program Monitor:
R. Andrew Warner
Executive Director, Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA)
Maryland State Department of Education
(410) 767-0555
Robert.warner1@maryland.gov

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland

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