Innovative STEM Curriculum Grant Questions and Answers pdf format of STEM Grant Q and A    DOC

Purpose of Grant

EEC will award grants to both formal and informal early education and care programs from across the five EEC regions to develop and replicate Innovative Preschool Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Curricula for use in early education programs for preschool children from 2 years and 9 months until they are kindergarten eligible. Ultimately, EEC seeks to make Preschool STEM education a sustainable practice in the early education and care field. EEC recognizes Innovative curriculum as having the following elements; project based learning models, hands-on experimentation and learning that supports natural inquiry.

 

Eligibility Requirements

This is a competitive grant. The grant is open to both formal and informal child care organizations. Partnerships can be developed  between child care agencies/educators, and other community based organizations if so desired. EEC expects to award funds to between 10 and 20 vendors that are able to provide all of the required services in this Grant Application.  

Responses to this Grant Application (RFR) are due to EEC by 4:00 PM on November 22, 2013. Please see the Grant Application (RFR) for a timeline of additional dates relevant to responding to this Grant Application (RFR).

 

Timeline

Grant Application Release/Posting:                                 October 18, 2013 

Bidder’s conference:
Location: EEC Central Office
51 Sleeper Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02210

http://mapq.st/120vlUE                        

October 25, 20131:30 PM -3:30 PM
Submission of Intent to Bid:
Email Intent to Bid to
EECSubmission@massmail.state.ma.us
October 25, 20134:00 PM
Submission of Written Inquiries:
Applicants must submit written inquiries to EECSubmission@massmail.state.ma.us
October 29, 20134:00 PM

Response to Written Inquiries:

                                          

November 6, 2013 (estimated) 
Submission Deadline:
Applicants must submit proposals to EECSubmission@massmail.state.ma.us
November 22, 20134:00 PM
Bidders are Notified of Awards:December 9, 2013 (estimated) 
Grant Start Date:December 16, 2013 (estimated) 

                                                                

FY2014/FY2015 Preschool Innovative STEM Curriculum Grant Bidders Conference pptx format of Innovative_STEM_Curriculum_Grant_Bidders_Conference.ppt file size 1MB  


Application Information

To apply for this grant click here:

FY2014/FY2015 Preschool Innovative STEM Curriculum Grant doc format of FY14 FY15 Preschool Innovative STEM Curriculum Grant

 


Application Submission Information

In accordance with the submission requirements detailed below, all required documents, including the budget workbook, narrative questions, timeline and expense measures, and fiscal forms must be received at EEC’s Central Office by 4:00 PM on November 22, 2013.

 

All of the following documents below must be submitted:

 

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/FY2015 Preschool Innovative STEM Curriculum 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

 

 

To:

Department of Early Education and Care

FY2014/FY2015 Preschool Innovative STEM Curriculum Grant, Agency Name

Attention: Elizabeth Bryant, 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.