The Maryland Rebuilds Initiative

Maryland Rebuilds

Maryland Rebuilds is a Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) grant opportunity designed to support the state’s child care system in utilizing federal funds to stabilize, strengthen, and sustain the child care system and mitigate the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maryland Rebuilds GIG and Application Cover


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Non-profit organizations, Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs), Local School Systems (LSSs), Local Early Childhood Advisory Councils (LECACs), Judy Centers, private child care providers, and public prekindergarten programs are eligible to apply for funding depending on the high-leverage strategy. Partnerships and collaborative entities are also encouraged to apply. The MSDE reserves the right to take into consideration several goals when making awards: achieving a distribution of services and support that aligns with differences in geographic need; increasing the participation of underrepresented demographic subgroups; and broadening award recipients to applicants who have not previously been eligible for or successful in applying to a State grant program.


This Grant Information Guide was released on August 30, 2022.  Applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. on NOVEMBER 10, 2022. (UPDATED 10/17/2022)


December 1, 2022 – June 30, 2024


$43 million




Applicants must submit the Maryland Rebuilds Application and all required attachments no later than 11:59 p.m. November 10th, 2022 via email to All deliverables must meet current Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1 Level AA) accessibility standards as outlined in Senate Bill 617.

Download the application. For applicants applying to more than one strategy, a separate application must be submitted for each strategy.


Customer Service Support Sessions

The Maryland State Department of Education seeks to support any potential applicant in submitting the strongest application possible. Strong program designs are essential to ensuring Maryland Rebuilds delivers upon the goals of the initiative. Customer service and support for Maryland Rebuilds consists of general information and strategy information sessions as well as for appointments, upon request. These sessions and the scheduled dates are listed below.

General Information Sessions Prior to completing and submitting the application, it is required that applicants attend at least one General Information Session. These sessions provide an overview of the Maryland Rebuilds grant program, requirements, and how to apply. To register for a session, click on a session date below.

MSDE staff are available to support applicants throughout the submission process. In addition to the information sessions and office hours listed below, applicants may make individual appointments with MSDE staff as needed

Strategy Sessions

After attending a general information session, applicants must attend a strategy specific session to gain a deeper understanding of the requirements and expectations for the strategy you’re interested in. To register for a session, click on a session date below. 

  • October 5, 2022 - Final Strategy Session for Strategies 1-3 (Recording)
  • October 5, 2022 - Final Strategy Session for Strateigies 4-6  (Recording)
Strategy Dates/times Recordings
Expanding Access to Quality Child Care (Presentation) September 6 and September 19 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Session 1A  Session 1B
Early Learning Models of Excellence (Presentation) September 6 and September 19 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Session 2A  Session 2B
Expanding Mental Health Supports and Services (Presentation) September 7 and September 20 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Session 3A  Session 3B
Growing a Highly-Effective Child Care Workforce (Presentation) September 7 and September 20 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Session 4A  Session 4B
Boosting Family Child Care (Presentation) September 9 and September 21 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Session 5A  Session 5B
Advancing a Coordinated Prekindergarten Enrollment System (Presentation) September 9 and September 21 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Session 6A  Session 6B

Frequently Asked Questions

Please note: If you intend to join the session using a mobile device, you may be required to download the app. Once the session is over you can delete the app if you like.