Update: (2/3/2014) Due to the large volume of grant submissions the notification of awards will be postponed for the next several weeks.

FY14 Child Care Quality Grant Awards xls format of FY2014 Child Care Quality Grant Awards.xls

FY2014 Child Care Quality (465) Questions and Answers docx format of FY2014 Child Care Quality Q and A

November 7, 2013 Bidders Conference Presentation pptx format of November 7, 2014 Bidder's Conference Presentation
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Purpose of Grant

This competitive grant is funded through the Child Care Quality Fund, established in Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 29, section_2JJ (http://www.mass.gov/legis/laws/mgl/29-2jj.htm).  The Child Care Quality Fund was established in 1997, and is supported by revenues received from the sale of the “Invest in Children” Massachusetts license plates. The purpose of the Child Care Quality Grant is to promote school readiness, school success, and positive outcomes for children by supporting and enhancing the quality of services being delivered to children in early education and out of school time settings across the Commonwealth. 

Eligibility Requirements

Child Care Quality Grants: This is a competitive grant process. The following entities are eligible to apply:
Not for profit organizations, including but not limited to:

  • Licensed early education and out of school time care providers;
  • Licensed-exempt programs, including private schools;
  • Family child care systems; and
  • Community-based organizations. 

For profit organizations and municipalities are not eligible to apply for this grant funding.  Please note:  all applicants must have documentation of their not for profit organization status. Not for profit programs receiving funding through other EEC grants are eligible to apply if the services that will be provided are not a duplication of efforts through other EEC grants (e.g., Universal Pre-Kindergarten, Accreditation, Mental Health, Assessment Planning, QRIS grants). All licensed programs must have a license which is in good standing and programs applying should have an application with the status "Final - Submitted to EEC" for QRIS Level 1 or above.

Responses to this Grant Application (RFR) are due to EEC by 4:00 PM on December 20, 2013. Please see the Grant Application (RFR) for a timeline of additional dates relevant to responding to this Grant Application (RFR).



Grant Application Release/Posting:                                 October 31, 2013 
Bidder’s conference:
Location: EEC-Central Regional Office
10 Austin Street, Worcester, MA 01609
November 7, 201310:00-12:00 PM                             
Submission of Intent to Bid:
Email Intent to Bid to
November 8, 20134:00 PM
Submission of Written Inquiries:
Applicants must submit written inquiries to EECSubmission@massmail.state.ma.us
November 15, 20134:00 PM

Response to Written Inquiries:


November 29, 2013
Submission Deadline:
Applicants must submit proposals to EECSubmission@massmail.state.ma.us
December 20, 20134:00 PM
Bidders are Notified of Awards:January 29, 2014
Grant Start Date: February 3, 2014


Application Information

To apply for this grant click here:

                FY2014 Child Care Quality Grant doc format of FY2014 Child Care Quality Grant Application


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 December 20, 2013.


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,
  • electronically 
  1.    FY2014 Checklist for Grant Application doc format of FY2014 Checklist for Grant Application
  2.    FY2014 Signed Cover Page doc format of FY2014 Signed Cover Page
  3.    FY2014 Child Care Quality Budget Workbook xlsm format of FY2014 Child Care Quality Budget Workbook
  4.    FY2014 Narrative Questions docx format of FY2014 Narrative Questions
  5.   Copy of Indirect Cost Approval Letter (if you are claiming Indirect Cost)


Required Electronic Submissions:

Submit documents via email as an attachment to EECSubmission@massmail.state.ma.usPlease include name of grant and name of your agency on the subject line of the email.  Example: FY2014 Child Care Quality Grant, 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

FY2014 Child Care Quality Grant, Agency Name

Attention: Michele Smith, 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.