Grant Application

In 2011 Maryland applied to the U.S. Department of Education Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant competition and learned of its $50 million award later that year.  Work on the grant commenced in January 2012 and concluded in December 2015.

The U.S. Department of Education website contains links to all 35 states’ grant applications and scores, along with comments on those applications made by reviewers.  Maryland’s full application is available here with appendices (PDF).

[Note the appendices file is very large and may take some time to download.]

Annual Performance Reports on the grant are available here:

Below are links to the monthly progress reports on the 10 projects comprising Maryland’s RTT-ELC State Plan:


The Task Force on Early Learning Teacher Education participated in the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant workforce development objectives.  Their final report and its appendices are available.