Purpose of Grant

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.

Eligibility Requirements

This is a competitive grant to provide support to local communities to enhance their integrated infrastructure and coordinated Birth to Third Grade alignment.

To be eligible to apply for funding through this Grant Application, an applicant must have a collaborative community Birth to Third Grade infrastructure in place that can be the foundation for enhanced coordination and measured outcomes, as defined by this grant.

All communities are eligible to apply, but EEC will prioritize high need communities that are defined as Gateway Communities, Communities with an established Family Resource Center, District with Level 4 Schools, Home Visiting Communities, Communities with Family Resource Centers with an EHS School Liaison and/or Communities that are part of the Campaign for Grade Level Reading Learning Network (see Appendix D for a list of these communities).

Responses to this Grant Application (RFR) are due to EEC by 4:00 PM on April 8, 2014. Please see the Grant Application (RFR) for a timeline of additional dates relevant to responding to this Grant Application (RFR).


Grant Application Release/Posting:March 25, 2014 


Response to Written Inquiries have been posted: January 17, 2014

Submission Deadline:

Applicants must submit proposals to


April 8, 20144:00 PM
Bidders are Notified of Awards:April 28, 2014 (estimated) 
Grant Start Date:May 1, 2014 (estimated) 


Application Information

To apply for this grant click here:

FY2014-FY2015 RTTT-ELCG Project 5.3: Early Education Partnership: Birth to Third Grade Strategy Round Two Awards xls format of FY14_FY15_RTTT_ELCG_Project_5.3_Grant_Awards_Round_2

FY2014-FY2015 RTTT-ELCG Project 5.3: Early Education Partnership: Birth to Third Grade Strategy Round Two doc format of FY2014_FY2015 RTTT_ELCG_5.3_Early_Education_Partnership

1. FY14 FY15 RTTT ELCG Project 5.3 docx format of FY14_FY15_RTTT_ELCG_Project 5.3_update-3-26-14.docx
(Update 3/26/14)


2. RTTT ELCG Certification Regarding Lobbying form docx format of RTTT_ELCG_Certification_Regarding_Lobbying_Form.docx


3. RTTT ELCG Requirements Specific for Contractors docx format of RTTT_ELCG_Contract_Requirements.docx


Application Submission Information

In accordance with the submission requirements detailed below, all required documents, including the Budget Workbook, narrative questions, and fiscal forms must be received at EEC’s Central Office by 4:00 PM on April 8, 2014.


All of the following documents below must be submitted:

  • by mail with one (1) original (all signatures must be in blue ink) and one (1) copy,
  • electronically
  1.   Checklist for Grant Application doc format of FY2014_FY2015_Checklist_for_Grant_Application.doc
  2.   Signed Cover Page doc format of RTTT_ELCG_Project_5.3_Signed_Cover_Page.doc
  3.   FY 2014-FY 2015 RTTT-ELCG Project 5.3 Budget Workbook xls format of FY2014_FY2015_RTTT_ELCG_Project_5.3_Budget_Workbook.xls
  4.   FY 2014-FY2 015 RTTT-ELCG Project 5.3 Narrative Questions doc format of FY2014_FY2015_RTTT_ELCG_Project_5.3_Narrative_Questions
  5.  Copy of Indirect Cost Rate Approval Letter (if you are claiming Indirect Cost)
  6.  Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) developed by Applicant


Required Electronic Submissions:

Submit documents via email as an attachment to RTTTProcurement@MassMail.State.MA.US. Please include name of grant and name of your agency on the subject line of the email. FY2014-FY2015 RTTT-ELCG Project 5.3: Early Education Partnerships: Birth to 3rd Grade Strategy, Round Two, Boston Social Services.


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



Department of Early Education and Care

FY 2014-FY 2015 RTTT-ELCG Project 5.3: Early Education Partnerships: Birth to 3rd Grade Strategy Round Two, Fund Code 808, Agency Name

Attention: Elizabeth Bryant, Grants Administration

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.

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