MD (April 30, 2018) The Maryland Higher Education Commission announced it has released a
Request For Proposals (RFP) for the Maryland
GEAR UP Leadership Development Program.
The GEAR UP Leadership Development Program supports
Maryland’s GEAR UP goals and objectives to increase the number of economically
disadvantaged students who intend to
pursue postsecondary education. The grant period is from June 15, 2018 – August 15, 2019.
RFP is open to all accredited Maryland public or not for profit independent
two-year or four-year Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) that partner with
Local Education Agencies (LEA) to select the required funded activities, and
include a completed and signed Cooperative Agreement by the submission deadline.
activities are intended to provide summer enrichment, skill-building, and
inclusive programming to secondary GEAR UP students, while educating students
and their families about the advantage of postsecondary education and college
financing options. Examples of fundable activities include but are not limited
Advising, and Career Counseling;
Leadership and Management;
Innovation, and Brainstorming Sessions;
Leadership and Diversity Workshops.
Service Regions include Baltimore City,
Dorchester County and Wicomico County. Up to
$45,000 may be requested by the institution in their proposal.
proposal due date for both electronic and hard copies is Monday, May 7, 2018 at
Submit Proposal to :
Kendall E. Cook, GEAR UP/CPIP Coordinator
Office of Outreach and Grants Management
Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 N. Liberty Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201