Purpose of Grant

Through this renewal Grant Application, EEC seeks to renew services provided by FY 2014 Inclusive Preschool Learning Environment grantees. The Inclusive Preschool Learning Environments (IPLE) Grant, formerly known as Chapter 188/Phase I Direct Services of Community Partnership for Children (CPC) Grant, is designed to support inclusive preschool learning environments serving preschool-age children with and without disabilities in high quality, inclusive early education and care settings.

Eligibility Requirements

Through this FY 2015 renewal Grant Application, only lead agencies or their sub-recipients that received IPLE grant funds in FY 2014 are eligible to apply for these funds, provided that the FY 2014 lead agencies or sub-recipients continue to meet eligibility requirements.


Grant Application Release/Posting:                                 March 13, 2014



Renewal conference:          

Locations: EEC Western Regional Office

1441 Main Street, Suite 230 Springfield, MA 01103


March 19, 2014


9:30 AM- 11:30 PM

Renewal Conference:

Location: EEC Worcester Office

10 Austin Street, Worcester MA 01609       


March 19, 20141:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Renewal Conference:

Location: EEC Metro Boston Office

1250 Hancock St. Suite 120 S,

Quincy MA 02169      


March 21, 20141:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Submission of Intent to Renew:  

Email Intent to Renew to


March 21, 20144:00 PM

Submission of Written Inquiries:        

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

March 21, 20144:00 PM

Response to Written Inquiries:    


April 2, 2014 (estimated) 

Submission Deadline:

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

April 17, 20144:00 PM
Bidders are Notified of Awards:                                  June 30, 2014 (estimated) 

Grant Start Date:  


July 1, 2014 (estimated) 


FY 2015 Inclusive Preschool Learning Environments Grant Question and Answers doc format of FY_2015_Fund_Code_391_Questions and Answers.doc

FY 2015 391 Renewal Conference Presentation pptx format of FY_2015_391_Renewal_Conference.pptx
file size 1MB


Application Information

To apply for this grant click here:

FY 2015 Inclusive Preschool Learning Environments Grant doc format of FY2015_391_Grant_Application.doc


Application Submission Information

EEC will accept, review, and process renewal applications beginning April 9, 2014Grant applications will NOT be accepted after 4:00 PM on April 17, 2014. 


To complete and submit the online portion of the Grant Application, please click the following link:



The online portion of the Grant Application includes the following information that must be submitted online and printed as a PDF document. Note: A PDF document will be created once an Applicant has clicked the Submit button of the Online Application.

1)Contact Information (Part 1)

2)Communities Served (Part 2)

3)Languages Spoken (Part 3)

4)Lead Agency Budget (Part 4)

5)Subcontractor Budget (Part 5)

6)FY 2015 Budget Summary (Part 6)

7)Narrative Questions (Part 7)

8)Projected Deliverables (Part 8)

9)Required Grant Forms (Part 9)

10)Checklist (Part 10)

11)Cover Page (Part 11)


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

EEC may disqualify any incomplete grant applications from consideration/review.

All of the following documents below must be submitted:

  • by mail with one (1) original (all signatures must be in blue ink) and one (1) copy:
  1. The PDF document generated by the Online Application
    1. With original signature on the Cover Page (Part 11)
  2. Required Grant Forms
    1. Preschool Tuition and Sliding Scale Rate Schedule
    2. Preschool Tuition Policies and Procedures (provide sections applicable to Preschool Only)

    • Electronically:
  4. Required Grant Forms
    1. Preschool Tuition and Sliding Scale Rate Schedule
    2. Preschool Tuition Policies and Procedures (provide sections applicable to Preschool Only)
  5. To:

    Department of Early Education and Care

    FY 2015 Inclusive Preschool Learning Environments Grant, [Agency Name]

    Attention: Elizabeth Bryant, Grants Administration

    51 Sleeper Street, 4th Floor

    Boston, MA 02210


    Required Electronic Notification of Submissions:

    • Send an email to EECSubmission@massmail.state.ma.us to notify us of your submission.  Please include name of grant and name of your agency on the subject line of the email.  FY 2015 Inclusive Preschool Learning Environments Grants, Boston Social Services


    Please note: If your application is selected for funding, EEC will e-mail a Standard Contract Form to the individual identified as the “Applicant Contact” in Part 1 of each response.  This Form will need to be printed, signed in blue ink, and returned to EEC prior to the Grant start date.  Directions on how to submit the signed form to EEC will be explained with the form.


    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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