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§ 5-237. Early childhood literacy grants

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEducationEffective: March 14, 2021

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Education (Refs & Annos)
Division II. Elementary and Secondary Education [Titles 2-9.5] (Refs & Annos)
Title 5. Financing (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. Aid to Education (Refs & Annos)
Part VI. Miscellaneous (Refs & Annos)
Effective: March 14, 2021
MD Code, Education, § 5-237
Formerly cited as MD EDUC § 5-215
§ 5-237. Early childhood literacy grants
Grants to promote literacy and solicit funds to promote literacy
(a) The State Board shall distribute grants each year to organizations that:
(1) Promote literacy at an early age during well child visits in a health care setting; and
(2) Solicit the corporate community for funding for promoting literacy at an early age.
Grants used to purchase books and train pediatricians and other health care providers
(b) An organization that is awarded a grant by the State Board under this section shall use the grant to:
(1) Purchase books to be distributed at well child visits in the health care setting; and
(2) Train pediatricians and other health care providers on methods of promoting literacy to all Maryland children.
Inclusion of funds in State budget
(c) In fiscal year 2001 and every fiscal year thereafter, the Governor shall include funds in the State budget to implement this section.
(d) The State Board may adopt regulations to implement this section.


Added as Education § 5-214 by Acts 2000, c. 672, § 1, eff. June 1, 2000. Renumbered as Education § 5-215 by Acts 2002, c. 288, § 1, eff. July 1, 2003. Renumbered as Education § 5-237 by Acts 2021, c. 36, § 2, eff. March 14, 2021.
MD Code, Education, § 5-237, MD EDUC § 5-237
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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