Purpose of Grant

Through this competitive Grant Application, 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 the 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. 


Grant Application Release/Posting:                                 March 21, 2014 

Bidder’s conference:          

Location: EEC-Northeast Office

360 Merrimack St. Building 9, 3rd Floor, Lawrence, MA 01843


April 1, 20141:00 - 3:00 PM                         

Bidder’s conference:           

Location: EEC-Southeast Office

1 Washington Street, Suite 20, Taunton, MA 02780


April 2, 201410:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bidder’s conference:          

Location: EEC-Quincy Office

1250 Hancock Street, Suite 120-S

Quincy, MA 02169          


April 3, 20141:00 - 3:00 PM                             

Bidder’s conference:          

Location: EEC-Western Regional Office

1441 Main Street, Suite 230 in Springfield, MA 01103


April 4, 20149:30 - 11:30 AM                       

Bidder’s conference:          

Location: EEC-Central Regional Office

10 Austin Street, Worcester, MA 01609


April 4, 20141:30 - 3:30 PM                          

Submission of Intent to Bid:  

Email Intent to Bid to


April 4, 20144:00 PM

Submission of Written Inquiries:        

Applicants must submit written inquiries to EECSubmission@massmail.state.ma.us

April 7, 20144:00 PM

Response to Written Inquiries:    


April 11, 2014 (estimated) 

Submission Deadline:

Applicants must submit proposals to EECSubmission@massmail.state.ma.us

May 1, 20144:00 PM

Bidders are Notified of Awards:       


June 27, 2014 (estimated) 

Grant Start  Date:    


July 1, 2014 (estimated) 


Application Information

To apply for this grant click here: 

FY 2015 Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant Application doc format of FY2015_CFCE_Grant_Application_4_7_14.doc
(Updated 4/7/2014)


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 May 1, 2014.


Online Application

To complete and submit the online portion of the grant application, please click the following link:


In order to see different sections of the Online Application, you need to register first with a brand new password.  You can create a PDF document of each section without completing the application.   This will allow you to see each section before completing it.  You can print and save each section to your computer to share this information with others if needed.

The online portion of the Grant Application includes the following information that must be submitted online and printed as a PDF document. Note: A PDF document is created once an Applicant has clicked the Submit button of the Online Application.

1)Contact Information(Part 1)

2)Communities Served (Part 2)

3)Languages Spoken (Part 3)

4)Lead Agency Budget (Part 4)

5)Subcontractor Budget (Part 5)

6a)FY2015 Budget Summary (Part 6a)

6b)FY2016 Proposed Budget Summary (Part 6b)

6c)FY2017 Proposed Budget Summary (Part 6c)

7)Narrative Questions (Part 7)

8)Projected Deliverables (Part 8)

9)Required Grant Forms (Part 9)

     a. CFCE Calendar of Activities

     b. In-Kind Contributions and Fundraising

     c. FY 2015 Local Advisory Council Sign-Off sheet

     d. PCHP Statistical Information (if applicable)

     e. Lead Agency Organizational Chart

10)Checklist (Part 10)

11)Cover Page (Part 11)


MA Standard Administrative Forms

Grantees 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)


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


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:
  1. The PDF document generated by the Online Application
    1. With original signature on the Cover Page (Part 11) 
  2. Required Grant Forms
    1. CFCE Calendar of Activities
    2. In-Kind Contributions and Fundraising
    3. FY 2015 Local Advisory Council Sign-Off sheet with original signatures
    4. PCHP Statistical Information (if applicable)
    5. Lead Agency Organizational Chart
    • Electronically:
  3. Required Grant Forms
    1. CFCE Calendar of Activities
    2. In-Kind Contributions and Fundraising
    3. FY 2015 Local Advisory Council Sign-Off sheet (scanned copy with original signatures)
    4. PCHP Statistical Information (if applicable)
    5. Lead Agency Organizational Chart

    • Please Note: The Required Grant Forms must be submitted as hard copies and submitted electronically, as these do not print as part of the PDF document.  Grant applications will be considered incomplete if both hard copies and electronic copies are not received.



    Department of Early Education and Care

    FY2015/FY2016 Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant, Program Name

    Attention: Michele Smith, Grants Administration

    51 Sleeper Street, 4th Floor

    Boston, MA 02210


    Required Electronic Notification of Submissions:

    • Please send an email to EECSubmission@massmail.state.ma.us to notify us of your submission.  Please include name of grant and name of your agency on the subject line of the email.  Example:  FY 2015 CFCE Grant, XYZ Community Program


    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.