FY2018 EARLY EDUCATION AND OUT OF SCHOOL TIME CAPITAL FUND UPDATED PROGRAM GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION PROCESS

The FY2018 Early Education and Out of School Time (EEOST) Grant Program has begun. This program awards grants, of up to one million dollars ($1,000,000), to large group early education and out of school time programs for major capital building projects. The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) has worked closely with the Community Economic Assistance Development Corporation (CEDAC) and its affiliate, The Children's Investment Fund (CIF), in the development of the pre-application, application materials and Program Guidelines. The Secretary of Administration and Finance has authorized $3,600,000 dollars to be awarded by June 30, 2018. All programs wishing to file a Pre-Application must be registered on COMMBUYS. 

EEC has scheduled three informational meetings about the FY2018 EEOST Capital Fund Program application process. EEC expects to award funds for major capital facilities' projects, through a competitive grant process, to eligible large group child care programs, including out-of-school time programs.  Applicants will be required to submit a pre-application in late October 2017 and qualified applicants will be invited in December 2017 to submit a full application in January 2018. Pre-applications will be due to EEC on Monday, October 30, 2017 by 4:00pm.

The informational sessions will include an overview of the EEOST regulations, Program Guidelines and application process, including the Pre-Application requirement. There will also be a question and answer period, as well as a review of the grant application timetable. Meetings will be held as follows:
 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017, 2:00 - 4:00 P.M.
DEPARTMENT OF EARLY EDUCATION AND CARE CENTRAL OFFICE
51 SLEEPER STREET, FOURTH FLOOR, BOSTON, MA  02210
RSVP by September 25, 2017 to Denise.Karlin@State.Ma.Us

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017, 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
DEPARTMENT OF EARLY EDUCATION AND CARE
WESTERN REGIONAL OFFICE
1441 MAIN STREET, SUITE 230
SPRINGFIELD, MA  01103
RSVP by September 27, 2017 to Denise.Karlin@State.Ma.Us

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017, 2:00 - 4:00 P.M.
DEPARTMENT OF EARLY EDUCATION AND CARE
CENTRAL REGIONAL OFFICE
10 AUSTIN STREET, WORCESTER, MA  01609
RSVP by September 27, 2017 to Denise.Karlin@State.Ma.Us

Please note that EEOST Regulations, Program Guidelines, and Application materials may also be found at https://www.commbuys.com/

EEOST Capital Fund Regulations  docx format of EEOST Capital Fund Regulations

FY2018 EEOST Program Guidelines  docx format of FY2018 EEOST Program Guidelines

FY2018 EEOST Pre-Application Procurement Information  docx format of FY2018 EEOST Pre-Application Procurement Information

FY2018 EEOST Pre-Application  docx format of FY2018 EEOST Pre-Application

FY2018 EEOST Pre-Application Cover Page  docx format of FY2018 EEOST Pre-Application Cover Page

FY2018 EEOST Questions and Answers for Pre-Application  docx format of FY2018 EEOST Questions and Answers for Pre-Application

FY2018 EEOST Pre-Application Checklist  docx format of FY2018 EEOST Pre-Application Checklist

FY2018 EEOST QRIS Checklist  xlsx format of FY2018 EEOST QRIS Checklist

SAMPLE FY2018 EEOST Application Form  docx format of SAMPLE FY2018 EEOST Application Form

SAMPLE FY2018 EEOST Operating Budget Template  xlsx format of SAMPLE FY2018 EEOST Operating Budget Template

SAMPLE FY2018 EEOST Appendix A Evaluation Criteria Scoring  docx format of SAMPLE FY2018 EEOST Appendix A Evaluation Criteria Scor

FY 2016 EEOST QA Pre-Application  docx format of FY 2016 EEOST QA Pre-Application

FY 2017 EEOST QA Pre-Application  docx format of FY 2017 EEOST QA Pre-Application

FY 2018 EEOST Information Sessions Presentations  pptx format of FY 2018 EEOST Information Sessions Presentations
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