Gifted and Talented

The Maine Department of Education is committed to meeting the needs of all learners, as outlined in our strategic plan.  We provide reimbursement to school districts for certain approved costs that support locally-developed “gifted and talented” programs and provide professional development opportunities and technical assistance to school districts in instructional practices such as differentiation, innovative pathways, and other supports for meeting the diverse needs of Maine’s learners.

Click the link below to complete the Gifted and Talented online Application. The application can be completed in multiple sittings from the same IP address, however partial applications will automatically be deleted one week after the last activity. Complete applications will receive a system generated response that the application is complete.

Printable applications are provided in the table at the bottom of this section. Use the printable applications to prepare your responses or share with members of your team.

Incomplete applications are automatically deleted one week after the last activity.

Complete Simplified Application


A preview of the application questions can be viewed below. Gifted and Talented Applications must be submitted through the Complete Simplified Application button above.

Initial Application  Gifted and Talented Program Initial Application
Renewal Application  Gifted and Talented Renewal Application
Waiver Application Gifted and Talented Waiver Application


Please find previous years Approved Gifted and Talented Program Budgets under the Fiscal Reports page.

Laws & Rules

The following laws and rules are associated with Maine gifted and talented programs.