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Maryland LEADS Grant

Maryland Leads is a Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) grant initiative designed to support Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in utilizing federal funds to overcome the learning loss
resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, accelerate student learning to narrow opportunity andachievement gaps, and provide more targeted support for historically underserved students and their
communities. Maryland Leads also supports LEAs in addressing short and long-term challenges relatedto the current labor shortage and attends to the longstanding need to establish and strengthen teacher
pipelines and development.

Maryland’s 24 LEAs will access the state’s allotment of $133 million in ESSER funds through a single,non-competitive grant process. Awards will be announced in Spring 2022 with implementation beginning
in Summer 2022 and continuing through the 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years.