Grant Description & Purpose

EEC is pleased to announce the FY2013 Community Support Grant Application Request for Response (RFR).

 

The purpose of the Community Support Grant is to implement two core functions:

  1. Community Strategic Planning:  One-time grants to selected Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) grantees serving in Gateway, District Level 4 Schools and Home Visiting Communities to support community birth through age 8 (“B-8”) three year strategic plans, anchored in local data. 
    1. 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.
  2. Birth to 8 Assessment, Screening, and Curriculum Support and Alignment:  One-time grants to the following entities:  Gateway, District Level 4 Schools and Home Visiting Communities. The grant application should be submitted in partnership with non-profit communities including public schools, public school districts and/or charter schools serving children pre-kindergarten to third grade, to support assessment, screening, and curriculum support and alignment. 

Responses to this Grant Application (RFR) are due to EEC by 4:00 PM on May 10, 2012. Please see the Grant Application (RFR) for a timeline of additional dates relevant to responding to this Grant Application (RFR).

Eligible Applicants

This is a competitive grant to provide support to local communities in developing an integrated and coordinated birth to age 8 community planning structure. 

 Please see Appendix B for a list of towns where funds are being targeted

Timeline

Grant Application (RFR) Release/Posting:April 2, 2012- 4:00 PM
Intent to bidApril 9, 2012 - 4:00 PM
Submission of Written Inquiries:April 20, 2012- 4:00 PM
Applicants must submit written inquiries toprocure@massmail.state.ma.us
Response to Written Inquiries:April 24, 2012- 4:00 PM
Submission Deadline:May 10, 2012 - 4:00 PM
Applicants must submit proposals toprocure@massmail.state.ma.us
Follow-up:  May 15, 2012
Bidders are Notified of Awards:May 18, 2012
Grant Start Date:May 22, 2012

 

 


Application Information

To apply for this grant click here:

FY 2012 Community Support Grant doc format of    ARRA SAC Grant Request for Response.doc

 

Application Submission Information

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 May 10, 2012.  

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 agency and name of grant as the subject line of the email.

 

  1. Checklist for Grant Application doc format of    FY2013_Community Support Grant Check List.doc
  2. Signed Cover Page doc format of    FY2013_Community Support Grant Signed Cover Page.doc
  3. Application for Program Grant xls format of    FY2013_Community Support Application for Program Grant   file size 1MB :  Communities Served, Languages Spoken, Budget Form & Narrative, Budget Description
  4. Proposal Narrative doc format of    FY2013_CommunitySupport_Proposal Narrative.doc
  5. Copy of your agency Indirect Cost Approval Letter (if you are claiming Indirect Cost)

 

To be mailed to:

One original (all signatures must be in blue ink) and three copies of these documents.

 

  1. Checklist for Grant Application
  2. Signed Cover Page
  3. Application for Program Grant:  Communities Served, Languages Spoken, Budget Form & Narrative, Budget Description
  4. Proposal Narrative
  5. Copy of your agency Indirect Cost Approval Letter (if you are claiming Indirect Cost)

 

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

 

MA Standard Administrative Forms

 

To:

Department of Early Education and Care

FY2013 Community Support Grant

Attention: Jessica Fix

51 Sleeper Street, 4th 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.

Appendix A: FY2012 Rating Criteria doc format of    Appendix A Rating Criteria.doc

Appendix B:  FY2012 List of Targeted Towns xls format of    Appendix B List of Targeted Towns.xls

Appendix C:  FY2012 Grant Payment Terms, Grant Expenditures, Termination, Recoupment of Funds, and Relevant Law doc format of    Appendix C Grant Payment Terms.doc    

 Appendix D: FY2012 Important ARRA Information for Review pdf format of    Appendix D FY2012 Important ARRA Information for Review                                                                                            

Appendix E:  FY2012 Important ARRA Information for Review doc format of    Appendix E Reporting Form.doc


Information provided by the Department of Early Education and Care. Created: April 2, 2012: Updated April 3, 2012