The FY14 UPK Open Competitive Grants are still being reviewed.  Please continue to check the EEC Website and Comm-PASS for the award postings.


FY14 UPK Open Competitive Grant Awards xlsx format of FY2014_UPK_Open _Competitive_Awards.xlsx
(Update 3/18/2014) 

FY2014 UPK Open Competitive Bidder's Conference PowerPoint (12/6/13) pptx format of FY4 UPK Open Competitive Bidders' Conference 12-6-13


Purpose of Grant

Through this Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) Open Competitive Grant Application, EEC may award grants to new UPK programs who will support and enhance the quality of services for children in UPK classrooms, especially for “high needs children,” as well as promote school readiness and positive outcomes for children participating in UPK classrooms and homes.


Eligibility Requirements

Only preschool programs and/or family child care homes that are not currently participating in UPK are eligible to apply for this grant.


In order to be eligible for the UPK open competitive grant, designated classrooms and/or family child care homes must meet all 12 of the criteria outlined in the Grant Application.



Grant Application Release/Posting:                                 November 21, 2013



Bidders' Conference:          

Holyoke Community College

303 Homestead Avenue, Holyoke MA 01040

Kittredge Building - Room 303


December 4, 20139:30-11:30 AM                                                      

Bidders' Conference:          

EEC-Central Regional Office

10 Austin Street, Worcester, MA 01609


December 4, 20131:30-3:30 PM

Bidders' Conference:          

EEC-Central Office

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


December 6, 20139:00-11:30 AM                             

Bidders' Conference:          

EEC-Southeast & Cape Regional Office

1 Washington Street, Suite 20, Taunton, MA 02780


December 6, 20131:30-3:30 PM

Submission of Intent to Bid:  

Email Intent to Bid to


December 9, 20134:00 PM

Submission of Written Inquiries:        

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

December 9, 20134:00 PM

Response to Written Inquiries:    


December 16, 2013 (estimated) 

Submission Deadline:

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

January 7, 20144:00 PM
Bidders are Notified of Awards:                                   January 31, 2014 (estimated) 
Grant Start Date:                                                                      February 2, 2014 (estimated) 


FY2014 UPK Open Competitive Questions and Answers (12-20-2013) doc format of FY2014_UPK_Open_Competitive_Questions_and_Answers.doc


Application Information

To apply for this grant click here:

                FY2014 Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) Open Competitive Grant doc format of FY2014_UPK_Open_Competitive_Grant_Application.doc



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 January 7, 2014.


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. UPK Eligibility Requirement Questions
  2. Agency Information
  3. Program Information
  4. Enrollment Information
  5. Assessment Information
  6. High Needs Children Summary Form
  7. Languages Spoken
  8. Communities Served


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.    FY2014 UPK Open Competitive Checklist doc format of FY2014_UPK_Open_Competitive_Checklist.doc
  2.    FY2014 UPK Open Competitive Signed Cover Page doc format of FY2014_UPK_Open_Competitive_Signed_Cover_Page.doc
  3.    FY2014 UPK Open Competitive Budget Workbook xls format of FY14_UPK_Open_Competitive_Budget_Workbook.xls
  4.    FY2014 UPK Open Competitive Narrative Questions doc format of FY2014_UPK_Open_Competitive_Narrative_Questions.doc
  5.    FY2014 UPK Open Competitive Projected Deliverables Form xls format of FY2014_UPK_Open_Competitive_Projected Deliverables.xls
  6.   Copy of Indirect Cost Approval Letter (if you are claiming Indirect Cost)


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 UPK Open Competitive, 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 Universal Pre-Kindergarten Open Competitive 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.


FY2014 Evaluation Rating Criteria (12/6/13) doc format of FY2014 Evaluation Rating Criteria (12/6/13)