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.
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).
|Grant Application Release/Posting:||October 18, 2013|
|October 25, 2013||1:30 PM -3:30 PM|
|Submission of Intent to Bid:|
Email Intent to Bid to
|October 25, 2013||4:00 PM|
|Submission of Written Inquiries:|
Applicants must submit written inquiries to EECSubmission@massmail.state.ma.us
|October 29, 2013||4:00 PM|
Response to Written Inquiries:
|November 6, 2013 (estimated)|
Applicants must submit proposals to EECSubmission@massmail.state.ma.us
|November 22, 2013||4:00 PM|
|Bidders are Notified of Awards:||December 9, 2013 (estimated)|
|Grant Start Date:||December 16, 2013 (estimated)|
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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:
- by mail with one (1) original (all signatures must be in blue ink) and three (3) copies,
- FY2014/FY2015 Checklist for Grant Application
- FY2014/FY2015 Signed Cover Page
- FY2014/FY2015 STEM Budget Workbook file size 1MB
- FY2014/FY2015 Narrative Questions
- FY2014/FY2015 Timeline and Expense Measures
- Copy of Indirect Cost Approval Letter (if you are claiming Indirect Cost)
- Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) (if applicable)
Required Electronic Submissions:
Submit documents via email as an attachment to EECSubmission@massmail.state.ma.us. Please 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
- A signed Commonwealth Terms and Conditions form
- W-9 with DUNS #
- Contractor Authorized Signatory Listing
- Authorization for Electronic Funds Payment (EFT) Form
- Federal Funding and Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) Reporting Requirements
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
The following Appendices are for reference only; they do NOT need to be filled out by the Respondent or included in any response submitted.
- Appendix A: Budget Workbook Instructions file size 1MB
- Appendix B: Evaluation and Rating Criteria