Purpose of Grant

EEC will award grants to one or more entities that will design and coordinate training on the QRIS measurement tools to support program improvement in settings serving children birth to 13 across the Commonwealth.  The vendor(s) will also coordinate with Educator and Provider Support (EPS) grantees to ensure locally that programs engaged in QRIS have access to and are being trained to use the measurement tools in their programs. The vendor(s) will develop and deliver modules for the Environment Rating Scales and other tools used in the MA QRIS and will also offer EPS grantees the ability to deliver similar training using a training of Trainers (TOT) model to support sustainability and increased access for all providers. 

Eligibility Requirements

This is a competitive grant.  Only entities that are able to provide all of the required services in this Grant Application are eligible to apply.  EEC expects to award funds to one to three vendors that are able to provide services to either the entire Commonwealth or large portions of the state (portions of the state to be determined by the applications that are submitted).  EEC’s preference is to award one grant to a vendor that will provide services throughout the entire Commonwealth.

Responses to this Grant Application (RFR) are due to EEC by 4:00 PM on September 25, 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:                                 August 15, 2013 

Submission of Intent to Bid:  

Email Intent to Bid to


August 23, 20134:00 PM

Bidder’s conference:          

Location: EEC Central Office

51 Sleeper Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02210


August 23, 201310:00-12:00 PM                             

Submission of Written Inquiries:        

Applicants must submit written inquiries to EECSubmission@massmail.state.ma.us

August 27, 20134:00 PM

Response to Written Inquiries:    


September 4, 2013 (estimated) 

Submission Deadline:

Applicants must submit proposals to EECSubmission@massmail.state.ma.us


September 25, 20134:00 PM
Bidders are Notified of Awards:                                  October 21, 2013 (estimated) 
Grant Start Date:                                                                      November 1, 2013 (estimated) 

FY2014/FY2015 QRIS Measurement Tools Grant Question and Answers docx format of FY2014_ FY2015_QRIS_Measurement_Tools_Q&A.docx

Application Information

To apply for this grant click here:

                FY2014/FY2015 QRIS Measurement Tools Grant doc format of FY2014_FY2015_QRIS_Measurement_Tools_Grant.doc


Application Submission Information

In accordance with the submission requirements detailed below, all required documents, including the FY2014 and FY2015 budget workbooks, narrative questions, projected outcomes and performance measures, and fiscal forms must be received at EEC’s Central Office by 4:00 PM on September 25, 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/FY2015 Checklist for Grant Application doc format of FY2014_2015_QRIS_Checklist.doc
  2. FY2014/FY2015 Signed Cover Page doc format of FY2014_FY2015_QRIS_Signed_Cover_Page.doc
  3. FY2014 QRIS Measurement Tools Budget Workbook xls format of FY2014_QRIS_Measurement_Tools_Budget_Workbook.xls
  4. FY2015 QRIS Measurement Tools Budget Workbook xls format of FY2015_QRIS_Measurement_Tools_Budget_Workbook.xls
  5. FY2014/FY2015 QRIS Narrative Questions doc format of FY2014_FY2015_QRIS_Narrative Questions.doc
  6. FY2014 QRIS Projected Outcomes and Performance Measures Form xls format of FY2014_QRIS_Projected_Outcomes_Performance_Measures.xls
  7. 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/FY2015 QRIS Measurement Tools, 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/FY2015 QRIS Measurement Tools 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.