Maryland Higher Education Commission Announces RFP for Maryland Nonprofit Organizations

Request for Proposals for Maryland Higher Education Outreach and College Access Program; Responses Due April 25, 2018

Baltimore, MD (April 17, 2018) The Maryland Higher Education Commission announced it has released a Request For Proposals (RFP) for the Maryland Higher Education Outreach and College Access Grant Program.

This grant will provide funds to college access focused nonprofits for statewide outreach efforts regarding college access and completion. These outreach efforts are to support and encourage low-income high school students to attend and complete college. The grant period is from June 18, 2018 to July 18, 2019.

The RFP is open to Maryland nonprofit organizations that have been in existence for five or more consecutive years and meet the following minimum criteria:

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


Nonprofit organizations are required to provide one-to-one matching funds equal to the funds requested. For example, if the total asking amount is $20,000 in grant funding, organizations are required to match with $20,000. Respondents should include the match amount in their proposal’s budget.

To download the application, go to

The proposal due date for both electronic and hard copies is Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Submit Proposals to:
Office of Outreach and Grants Management
Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 North Liberty Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

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