Purpose of Grant

Through this competitive Grant Application, EEC may award grants to one or more vendor(s) to provide support to local communities to enhance their integrated and coordinated Birth to Third Grade alignment efforts. 

EEC seeks grantees to engage in collaborative community wide activities (detailed in the Required Services section of the Grant Application) that will bring greater alignment to the Birth to Third Grade population in their communities. 

Eligibility Requirements

This is a competitive grant to provide support to local communities to enhance their integrated infrastructure and coordinated Birth to Third Grade alignment. 

To be eligible to apply for funding through this Grant Application, an applicant must have a collaborative community Birth to Third Grade infrastructure in place that can be the foundation for enhanced coordination and measured outcomes, as defined by this grant.

All communities are eligible to apply, but EEC will prioritize high need communities that are defined as Gateway Communities, Communities with an established Family Resource Center, District with Level 4 Schools, Home Visiting Communities, Communities with Family Resource Centers with an EHS School Liaison and/or Communities that are part of the Campaign for Grade Level Reading Learning Network (see Appendix D for a list of these communities).  

Responses to this Grant Application (RFR) are due to EEC by 4:00 PM on February 3, 2014. Please see the Grant Application (RFR) for a timeline of additional dates relevant to responding to this Grant Application (RFR).


Grant Application Release/Posting:                                  December 23, 2013 

Bidder’s conference:          

Location: EEC Central Office

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


January 6, 20141:30 PM-3:30 PM                              

Submission of Intent to Bid:  

Email Intent to Bid to


January 7, 20144:00 PM

Submission of Written Inquiries:        

Applicants must submit written inquiries to RTTTProcurement@MassMail.State.MA.US

January 7, 20144:00 PM

Response to Written Inquiries:    


January 17, 2014 (estimated) 

Submission Deadline:

Applicants must submit proposals to RTTTProcurement@MassMail.State.MA.US

February 3, 20144:00 PM
Bidders are Notified of Awards:                                  February 24, 2014 (estimated) 
Grant Start Date:                                                                      March 1, 2014 (estimated) 

FY14/FY15 RTTT-ELCG Project 5.3 Grant Awards xls format of FY14-FY15_RTTT_ELCG Project 5.3 Grant Awards .xls

Questions and Answers doc format of FY14_FY15 RTTT_ELCG Project 5.3 Grant Q & A.doc


FY2014-FY2015 RTTT-ELCG Project 5.3: Early Education Partnerships: Birth to 3rd Grade Strategy Bidders Conference pptx format of FY2014_FY2015 RTTT-ELCG_Project_5.3_Bidders Conference

Application Information

To apply for this grant click here:

FY2014-FY2015 RTTT-ELCG Project 5.3: Early Education Partnership: Birth to Third Grade Strategy doc format of FY2014_FY2015 RTTT_ELCG_5.3_Early_Education_Partnership


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 February 3, 2014.


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 FY2014_FY2015_Checklist_for_Grant_Application.doc
  2.   Signed Cover Page doc format of RTTT_ELCG_Project_5.3_Signed_Cover_Page.doc
  3. FY 2014-FY2015 RTTT-ELCG Project 5.3 Budget Workbook xls format of FY2014_FY2015_RTTT_ELCG_Project_5.3_Budget_Workbook.xls
  4. FY 2014-FY2015 RTTT-ELCG Project 5.3 Narrative Questions doc format of FY2014_FY2015_RTTT_ELCG_Project_5.3_Narrative_Questions
  5. Copy of Indirect Cost Rate Approval Letter (if you are claiming Indirect Cost)
  6. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) developed by Applicant


Required Electronic Submissions:

Submit documents via email as an attachment to RTTTProcurement@MassMail.State.MA.USPlease include name of grant and name of your agency on the subject line of the email. FY2014-FY2015 RTTT-ELCG Project 5.3: Early Education Partnerships: Birth to 3rd Grade Strategy, 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 RTTT-ELCG Project 5.3: Early Education Partnerships: Birth to 3rd Grade Strategy

Fund Code 808, 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.

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