RFP Announced for GEAR UP Leadership Development Program – Due May 7, 2018

Baltimore, 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.
The 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.
Funded 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 to:
  • Application Workshops;
  • Counseling, Advising, and Career Counseling;
  • Comprehensive Mentoring;
  • Self-Discovery/Career Exploration Workshops;
  • Project Leadership and Management;
  • Ideation, Innovation, and Brainstorming Sessions;
  • Communication Effectiveness Workshops;
  • Cross-Cultural 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.
The proposal due date for both electronic and hard copies is Monday, May 7, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
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
Phone: 410-767-7269​​​​​​​​​

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