Maryland Higher Education Outreach and College Access Program

The Maryland Higher Education Outreach and College Access Program (MD-HEOCAP) is a State grant program that provides funds to college access focused nonprofits with a focus on increasing college and career awareness and college completion for low-income Maryland high school students. Through this grant, college access focused nonprofits receive funds to carry out statewide outreach efforts. 

The Maryland Higher Education Outreach and College Access Program (MD-HEOCAP) was established By Chapters 200/201 of the Acts of 2015 (Section 11-1101, Education Article, Annotated Code of Maryland).

Purpose: The purpose of MD-HEOCAP is to encourage low-income Maryland high school students to attend and complete college and increase college and career awareness.

Eligibility 501(C)(3) Nonprofit Organizations that have been in existence for five or more consecutive years meeting the minimum criteria:

  • Located in Maryland;
  • Have established partnership(s) with a local school system or higher education institution;
  • Provide college access activities, communication, and services with a proven track record of success; and
  • Offer services to increase college access and completion for low-income 11th and 12th grade Maryland high school students.

Project Period: June 18, 2018 - July 18, 2019

Application Due Date: April 25, 2018 by 4:00 p.m.

For additional information, please contact Beneé Edwards at benee.edwards@maryland.gov

FY 2018 APPLICATION

MD-HEOCAP RFP FY 2018 (DOC) MD-HEOCAP RFP FY 2018 (PDF)
Budget Summary Form (XLS) Budget Summary Form (PDF)​​