FY 2015 CFCE Expansion Grant Awards xls format of FY15 CFCE Expansion Awards Posted

Purpose of Grant

This competitive grant application provides the opportunity for applicants to bid on the fourteen (14) cities and towns that remain un-served as a result of the initial FY2015 CFCE competitive bid . EEC may award grants to one or more vendor(s) who will provide all families with access to locally available comprehensive services and supports that strengthen families and promote optimal child development.

Eligibility Requirements

This is a competitive grant open to all vendors that are able to demonstrate through the submission of a successful grant application that they are able to meet the priorities and required services as outlined in this grant application. EEC expects to award funds to a vendor(s) providing the best value to the Commonwealth with the goal of identifying a vendor or vendors capable of providing coordinated family and community engagement services across all EEC regions, cities, towns, and communities. Vendors may apply to cover one or more of the  cities, towns, and communities listed below that are currently un-served by an FY2015 CFCE grantee.

FOR EXISTING FY 2015 CFCE GRANTEES INTERESTED IN EXPANSION OPPORTUNITIES, PLEASE GO TO THE FY 2015 CFCE EXPANSION GRANT APPLICATION POSTING.

Timeline

1. Grant Application Release/Posting: July 31, 2014

2. Submission of Intent to Bid: August 8, 2014 by 4:00 PM
Email Intent to Bid to: EECSubmission@massmail.state.ma.us                                

3. Submission of Written Inquiries: August 8, 2014  by 4:00 PM
Applicants must submit written inquiries to: EECSubmission@massmail.state.ma.us                                

4. Response to Written Inquiries: August 15, 2014 (estimated)

5. Submission Deadline: September 5, 2014 by 4:00 PM
Applicants must submit proposals to: EECSubmission@massmail.state.ma.us                                

6. Bidders are Notified of Awards: September 25, 2014 (estimated)

7. Grant Start Date: October 1, 2014 (estimated)         

Application Information

Application Submission Information

In accordance with the submission requirements detailed below, all required documents, including the online application, budget workbook, narrative questions, attachments, and fiscal forms must be received at EEC’s Central Office by 
4:00 PM on September 5, 2014
.

Online Application

Please click on the communities you propose to serve in this revised online application. Please complete your revised budget based on the eligibility amount that is listed once all communities have been selected.

Note: A PDF document is created once an Applicant has clicked the Submit button of the Online Application.

All of the following documents below must be submitted:

  • by mail with one (1) original (all signatures must be in blue ink) and three (3) copies:
    • The Revised PDF document generated by the Online Application
      • With original signature on the Cover Page (Part 11) 
    • FY 2015 CFCE Service Area Expansion Budget
    • Revised Proposal Narrative Questions
    • Required Grant Forms (located in the Online Application)
      • Revised CFCE Calendar of Activities
      • Revised FY 2015 Local Advisory Council Sign-Off sheet with original signatures
    • The following forms are not located within the Online Application:
      • Copy of Indirect Cost Approval Letter (if you are claiming Indirect Cost)
  • through the Online Application:  
    • FY 2015 CFCE Service Area Expansion Budget
    • Revised Proposal Narrative Questions
    • Required Grant Forms (located in the Online Application)
      • Revised CFCE Calendar of Activities
      • Revised FY 2015 Local Advisory Council Sign-Off sheet with original signatures (scanned copy)
    • The following forms are not located within the Online Application and need to be sent in an email attachment:
      • Copy of Indirect Cost Approval Letter (if you are claiming Indirect Cost)
  • Electronically (with the notification of submission, please email the following documents as attachments to EECSubmission@massmail.state.ma.us as these do not print as part of the PDF document): 
    • Revised CFCE Calendar of Activities
    • Revised FY 2015 Local Advisory Council Sign-Off sheet with original signatures (scanned copy)
    • Copy of Indirect Cost Approval Letter (if you are claiming Indirect Cost)
  • Grant applications will be considered incomplete if both hard copies and electronic copies are not received.

To:
Department of Early Education and Care
FY2015 Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Expansion Grant
Agency Name, Program Name
Attention: Michele Smith, Grants Administration
51 Sleeper Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02210

EEC may disqualify any incomplete grant applications from consideration/review. 

Please note: If your application is selected for funding, EEC will e-mail an amended Standard Contract Form to the individual identified as the “Applicant Contact” on your original CFCE grant application. This Form will need to be printed, signed (in blue ink), and returned to EEC prior to the Grant start date. Directions on how to submit that signed form to EEC will be explained with the form.

Additional Information

Please refer to the following appendices posted with the FY2015 CFCE grant application for additional information. These resources can be found here: FY 2015 Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant Fund Code 237

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