FY 2012 Mental Health Consultation Services Renewal Grant

EEC is pleased to announce the FY 2012 Mental Health Consultation Services Renewal Grant RFP. The FY 12 Mental Health Consultation Services Grant is intended to continue to support a statewide mental health consultation services model that meets the needs of the early education and care field. The objectives of the model are as follows:


  • Promote the healthy social and emotional development of all children, particularly those children whose emotional development is compromised by poverty, biological or family risk factors, or other circumstances which may contribute to toxic levels of stress;
  • Build the capacity of early education and care program staff to enhance children's learning through positive, nurturing interactions with children and with their families and to address the needs of children who exhibit behavioral challenges;
  • Attend to social-emotional needs of children so they are ready to learn and successful in their early education;
  • Reduce the number of children who are suspended or expelled from Early Education and Care funded programs;
  • Promote collaboration for better access to supportive services for children and their families; and
  • Maximize resources by ensuring that certain mental health interventions are funded, when appropriate, through insurance payments.

Responses to this RFP are due to EEC by 4:00 PM on March 4, 2011. Please see the RFP for a timeline of additional dates relevant to responding to this RFP.

Question and Answers

FY12 Mental Health Consultation Grant Q&A doc format of fy12_mh_grantqa.doc

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

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)

Information provided by the Department of Early Education and Care . Created: January 24, 2010. Updated: February 8, 2011