Grant Description & Purpose

Through this competitive Grant Application, EEC may award grants to one or more vendor(s) who will provide professional development opportunities and services  which support adults to gain knowledge and skills which they can apply to practice through completion of multiple opportunities.  These professional development opportunities must be aligned with the MA Quality Rating and Improvement System.  The target audience of this intervention is programs and the workforce that provide the early education and out of school time three core areas: educator and provider pathways, coaching and mentoring in support of matriculation or competency development, and competency development.

Through intentional professional development, EEC intends to focus its resources:

  • to support educators in attaining degrees and/or otherwise developing competency, and
  • to support providers in achieving/maintaining accreditation, meeting QRIS standards, and upward progress on the QRIS system.

Responses to this Grant Application (RFR) are due to EEC by 4:00 PM on May 6, 2013. Please see the Grant Application (RFR) for a timeline of additional dates relevant to responding to this Grant Application (RFR).

Eligible Applicants

This is a competitive grant that is 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 Request for Responses (RFR).  EEC expects to award funds to a vendor or vendors providing the best value to the Commonwealth with the goal of identifying a vendor or vendors capable of providing educator and provider support services across all EEC regions, cities, towns and communities.  Vendors may apply to cover the entire Commonwealth, specific region or regions, and /or geographic area(s) that cover specific cities, towns and communities thereof.  See Appendix D for a list of cities and towns in each EEC region.


1.  Grant Application Release/Posting:March 25, 2013 

2.  Submission of Intent to Bid:  

Email Intent to Bid to

April 1, 20134:00 PM

3.  Bidder’s conference:          

Location: EEC-Central Regional Office

10 Austin Street, Worcester, MA 01609

April 2, 2013

1:00-3:30 PM


Submission of Written Inquiries:

Applicants must submit written inquiries to

April 4, 20134:00 PM

Response to Written Inquiries:


April 11, 2013 (estimated) 

Submission Deadline:

Applicants must submit proposals to

May 6, 20134:00 PM

EEC must be in receipt of

 One (1) original and three (3) copies of required grant application documents (hard copy)

May 6, 20134:00 PM
Preliminary Notification of Grantees:                                                                                  

June 3, 2013




Bidders are Notified of Awards:                                   June 19, 2013 (estimated) 
Grant Start Date:July 1, 2013 (estimated) 



Application Information

FY2014 EPS Grant Questions and Answers doc format of FY14_EPS_Q&A_4_23_13.doc

FY2014 EPS Grant Update #2 (April 23, 2013) doc format of FY14_EPS_Updates#2_4_23_13.doc

FY2014 EPS Grant Update #1 (April 1, 2013) doc format of EPS Updates

To apply for this grant click here:

   FY2014 Educator and Provider Support Grant doc format of FY14_EPS_Grant_Application.doc

EPS Bidders Conference 4-2-2013 pdf format of EPS 2014 BiddersConference_4_2_13.pdf
file size 1MB


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 6, 2013.


Section A:  Online Application

The online portion of the grant application includes the following information that must be submitted online, printed and submitted as part of the application by mail with 1 original and 3 copies.

1)  Program Contacts

2)  Communities Served

3)  Languages Spoken


Section B.  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. Checklist for Grant Application doc format of EPS_Checklist.doc
Updated: April 1, 2013
  2.   Signed Cover Page doc format of EPS_Signed Cover Page.doc
  3. Budget Workbook
    1. FY2014 Budget Workbook xls format of EEC_EPS_Budget_ Workbook.xls
Updated: April 23, 2013
    2. Proposed FY2015 Budget Workbook xls format of Proposed FY2015 Budget Workbook
Updated: April 23, 2013
  4.   FY2014 Narrative Questions doc format of FY2014_EPS_Narrative Questions.doc
(Section 1 & 2)(Updated 4_23_2013)
  5.   FY2014 Projected Deliverables Form xls format of FY2014_EPS_Projected Deliverables.xls
  6.  Copy of Indirect Cost Approval Letter (if you are claiming Indirect Cost)
  7.   FY2014 Partnership Membership Form xls format of FY2014_EPS_Partnership_Membership_Form.xls
  8.   FY2014 Professional Development Course Catalogue xls format of FY2014_Professional_Development_Course_Catalogue.xls


Required Electronic Submissions:

Submit documents via email as an attachment to include name of grant and name of your agency on the subject line of the email.  Example:  FY14 EPS, 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 Educator and Provider Support Grant, Agency Name, Program 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.