FY 2012 Rural Community Support Grant

Grant Description & Purpose

EEC is pleased to announce the FY 2012 FY 2012 Rural Community Support Grant (ARRA/SAC). The purpose of the Rural Community Support Grant is to provide two core functions;


  1. Rural Community Strategic Planning: One-time grants to selected Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) grantees serving rural communities to support community birth through age 8 ("B-8") three year strategic plans, anchored in local data.
  • Plans will be based on child and family needs and the quality and effectiveness of B-8 aligned systems linking local schools, local providers and families through grants to communities.


  1. Birth to 8 Assessment, Screening, and Curriculum Support and Alignment: One-time grants to non-profit entities serving rural communities in partnership with public school, public school districts and/or a Charter school serving children pre-kindergarten to third grade, to support assessment, screening, and curriculum support and alignment within the communities. Eligible Applicants

Application Submission Information

The following are required documents that must be submitted with your application. Note: all required documents, including electronic workbook, proposal narrative, attachments, and fiscal forms must be received at EEC's Central Office by 4:00 PM on October 14, 2011.

FY 2012 Rural Community Support Grant (ARRA/SAC) RFP doc format of SAC Rural Community Support RFP.doc

To be submitted electronically:

The Required Program Forms below must be submitted via email as an attachment to procure@massmail.state.ma.us. Please include the name of your organization, Rural Community Support Grant, and the funding component for which you are applying (i.e. Rural Community Strategic Planning or Birth to 8 Assessment, Screening, and Curriculum Support and Alignment as the subject line of the email.

Proposal Narrative doc format of fy12_sac_ruralcommunitysupportpropnarrative.doc

Applicants must also complete and submit one original packet of the following forms with their RFP response (unless applicant already has these documents on file with the Commonwealth of MA)


Department of Early Education and Care

Rural Community Support Grant

Attention: Jessica Fix

51 Sleeper Street, 4 th Floor

Boston, MA 02210

Additional Information

The following Appendices are for reference only; they do NOT need to be filled out by the Respondent or included in any response submitted.


FY 2012 Rural Community Support Grantees


Cape Cod Children's Place

Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative

Nantucket Public School - Q8

Sandwich Public Schools (Sandwich Partnership for Families)


Information provided by the Department of Early Education and Care . Created: September 2, 2011 Updated: November 8, 2011