The complete solicitation for all closed direct human service contracts (e.g., CCR&R, Priority Populations Financial Assistance, Information and Referral) are posted on Comm Pass. Requests for Response for these types of solicitations will also be posted here. There are currently not any open Direct Human Services RFRs.
Notice of Intent to Contract with IBM for Computers
The purpose of this Request for Responses (RFR) is to notify all vendors of computers that EEC intends to accept a donation of 50 to 60 KIDSmart computers from IBM in a two year period unless another vendor is willing to provide the same or similar opportunity that would in some manner provide better value to the Commonwealth and early education and care programs.
Child Care Resource and Referral Services Request for Responses RFR Number 2013 EEC CCRRS 003
Purpose of Notice: Through the 2013 EEC CCRRS RFR, The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) is seeking proposals from agencies that meet industry standards and have qualified staff, engage in strategic planning, are fiscally sound, coordinate with other agencies that serve families and providers with family focused services, understand and value provider development, and have systems in place that support their technological needs to provide resource and referral to families and providers in Massachusetts.
Notice of Intent to Contract with IBM for Donated IBM Reading Companion Programs
The purpose of this Request for Responses (RFR) is to notify all vendors and other interested individuals and vendors that EEC intends to accept a donation proposed by IBM unless another vendor or individual is willing to provide the same or similar opportunity that would in some manner provide better value to the Commonwealth and early education and care programs. If EEC accepts a vendor a proposal submitted by an applicant, the applicant will be required to enter into a non-financial contract with EEC
Race to the Top- Early Learning Challenge Grants
ELCG Project 4.3 Supporting Family Literacy - B
Through this competitive Grant Application, EEC seeks to supplement existing adult literacy programs with the addition of a proven family literacy resource. This resource is intended to engage and support a minimum of 25 families of high needs children per grantee to promote school readiness for their children through the provision of specific adult literacy activities, including use of the IBM Reading Companion software.
ELCG: Project 3.6 Child Assessment Tools
With this funding EEC seeks to purchase paper based and on-line child assessment tools, tool-kits, IT subscriptions, and accompanying technical assistance to allow early education and care programs (schools, family child care providers, and center-based programs) to gather, collect and input on-line data regarding children enrolled in their programs. This data will be used to develop policies, inform stakeholders, and plan for the future.
ELCG Project 4.2 FY2013 Evidence-Based Early Literacy Models
This is a competitive grant to provide support to existing FY13 CFCE grantees to enhance their implementation of evidence-based early literacy programming for children and families in their communities.
Through this application, EEC is seeking CFCE grantees that can integrate the use of evidence-based early literacy models into their existing practice and provide ongoing/year round opportunities for parents and children to learn and practice early literacy skills together.
FY2013-FY2016 Facilitation of QRIS Durable Goods and Services/Planning Time Program Quality Improvement Grant
The Facilitation of QRIS Durable Goods and Services/Planning Time Program Quality Improvement Grant aims to support the development and creation of a system of early quality education and care.
ELCG Project 2.8: FY2013 Business Planning
With this funding EEC seeks to develop an easily accessible course to assist educators in both home-based and center-based settings with implementing sound business practices that will result in higher scores on the PAS and BAS to meet higher level criteria on the QRIS to demonstrate improved program quality.
ELCG Project 5.3: FY2013 Early Education Partnerships: Birth to Grade Three Strategy
The purpose of this competitive grant program is to provide support to local communities to enhance their integrated and coordinated Birth to Grade Three alignment.
ELCG: Project 11.1 Communication Infrastructure Strategy and Campaign
The purpose of this grant program is to increase inter-agency and public understanding of the role of early education and care in Massachusetts and the Readiness System that the Commonwealth is building. Through this Grant Application, EEC seeks to award a grant to launch the second phase of this work statewide.
ELCG Project 8.2 - 8.3 - 8.4 Validation of Educator Competency
Through this competitive Grant Application, EEC seeks to fund one or more qualified applicants to validate the factors inherent in educator competency based on analysis of effective classroom practice with children birth to age 5 as defined by their achievement of desired outcomes in three key areas, social emotional development, literacy, and numeracy
ELCG Project 4.3 Supporting Family Literacy
Through this competitive Grant Application, EEC seeks to supplement existing adult literacy programs with the addition of a proven family literacy resource.
ELCG Project 5.2 Regional Readiness Center Activities
Through this application process EEC may award grants to existing Regional Readiness Centers to provide professional development opportunities to the early education and care workforce in the mixed delivery system and to convene early childhood educators, providers, and stakeholders within the region and across the state.
ELCG: Higher Education for English Language Learners
Through this competitive Grant Application, EEC seeks to award funds to an institution of higher education (IHE) to design and deliver an innovative program for educators who are English language learners (ELL) to access higher education while providing the immediate content needed to improve practice with children birth to age 5, who are engaged in formal early education and care. Specifically, this funding will target paraprofessionals and assistant teachers whose primary language is not English, with the goal of equipping them to effectively assist dual language learner students by achieving higher academic coursework and credentials themselves.
Financial Literacy Education Project
The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) is seeking to contract with a vendor to develop a Financial Literacy Education online course, develop an accompanying webinar, and provide trainers’ training on this course to Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) grantee agencies in the Commonwealth.
Open Competitive Grants
FY 2014 Grant Opportunities
FY2014-FY2015 RTTT-ELCG Project 5.3: Early Education Partnership: Birth to Third Grade Strategy- Fund Code 808
Through this competitive Grant Application, EEC may award grants to one or more vendor(s) to provide support to local communities to enhance their integrated and coordinated Birth to Third Grade alignment efforts.
EEC seeks grantees to engage in collaborative community wide activities (detailed in the Required Services section of the Grant Application) that will bring greater alignment to the Birth to Third Grade population in their communities.
FY2014 Universal Pre-Kindergarten Open Competitive Grant -Fund Code 611
Through this Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) Open Competitive Grant Application, EEC may award grants to new UPK programs who will support and enhance the quality of services for children in UPK classrooms, especially for “high needs children,” as well as promote school readiness and positive outcomes for children participating in UPK classrooms and homes.
FY2014 Child Care Quality Grant - Fund Code 465 (11/1/2013)
This competitive grant is funded through the Child Care Quality Fund, established in Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 29, section_2JJ (http://www.mass.gov/legis/laws/mgl/29-2jj.htm). The Child Care Quality Fund was established in 1997, and is supported by revenues received from the sale of the “Invest in Children” Massachusetts license plates
FY2014/FY2015 Preschool Innovative STEM Curriculum Grant - Fund Code 516
EEC will award grants to both formal and informal early education and care programs from across the five EEC regions to develop and replicate Innovative Preschool Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Curricula for use in early education programs for preschool children from 2 years and 9 months until they are kindergarten eligible.
Open Renewal Grants
FY 2015 Grant OpportunitiesFY 2015/FY 2016 Head Start State Supplemental Grant Fund Code 390
Through this Grant Application, EEC may award grants to all current Head Start (HS) and Early Head Start (EHS) programs seeking to renew their grants for fiscal year 2015 and fiscal year 2016. The Massachusetts Head Start State Supplemental Grant aims to support the development and creation of a system of early quality education and care.
FY 2014 Grant Opportunities
FY2014 Early Childhood Special Education Entitlement Grant (Fund Code 262)
EEC is pleased to announce the FY2014 Early Childhood Special Education Entitlement (ECSE) Grant Fund Code (262)
The Early Childhood Special Education Entitlement (ECSE) Grant provides funds to school districts and charter school districts to build capacity and to ensure that eligible 3, 4, and 5 year-old children with disabilities are appropriately identified as eligible for special education and receive developmentally appropriate special education and related services designed to meet their individual needs in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - 2004 (IDEA-2004) and Massachusetts Special Education laws and regulations.
Required Forms and Program Contact Sheet
Program Contact Information:
It is imperative for all applicants to submit any staffing contact information on a timely basis. Please use the Program Contact Sheet to update and submit your changes. Failure to do so will delay communication related to important grant information.