Grant Description & Purpose

EEC is pleased to announce the FY2013 Inclusive Preschool Learning Environments Grant (IPLE).  The Inclusive Preschool Learning Environments Grant (IPLE), formerly known as Chapter 188/Phase I Direct Services of Community Partnership for Children Grant (CPC). This grant allows lead agencies to serve preschoolers with disabilities in high-quality inclusive settings with their typically developing same-aged peers.  Fund Code 391 was formerly released as part of the Early Childhood Special Education Consolidated Grants Renewal package. In FY13 Fund Code 391 and Fund Code 262 are being issued as separate grants applications (RFRs).

Responses to this Grant Application (RFR) are due to EEC by 4:00 PM on June 19, 2012. Please see the Grant Application (RFR) for a timeline of additional dates relevant to responding to this Grant Application (RFR).

FY2013 Inclusive Preschool Learning Environments Grant, Fund Code 391, Questions and Answers doc format of Fund Code 391 Questions and Answers . June 20, 2012

Eligible Applicants

Vendors who received grants awards through the FY2012 Inclusive Preschool Learning Environments Grant (Fund Code 391) that continue to meet the definition of Inclusive Preschool Learning Environments are eligible to apply for these renewal funds. 

FY2013 SPED 391 Renewal Conference Power point pptx format of FY2013_IPLE_Grant_Renewal_Conference

Timeline

  1. Grant Application (RFR) Release/Posting:     May 30, 2012 - 4:00 PM
  2. Intend to bid                                                June 1, 2012  - 4:00 PM
  3. Bidders’/Renewal conference:                     June 8, 2012, Year – 10AM
  4. Submission of Written Inquiries:                   June 11, 2012  - 4:00 PM

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

  1. Response to Written Inquiries:                      June 14, 2012  - 4:00 PM
  2. Submission Deadline:                               June 19, 2012 - 4:00 PM

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

  1. Follow-up:                                                   June  20 – June 23, 2012
  2. Grantees Submit Final Documentation:          June 25, 2012- 4:00 PM
  3. Bidders are Notified of Awards:                   On or near June 29, 2012
  4. 0.  Grant Start Date:                                     July 2, 2012

 


Application Information

To apply for this grant click here:

            FY2013 Inclusive Preschool Learning Environments Grant doc format of IPLE Grant Application RFR

*Update*

Health and Education Services (formally Northeast Behavioral Health) Funding Reallocation 

See updated amendment to the RFR on COMM-pass

Document Title:  Amendment to FY2013 EEC Fund Code 391 Inclusive Preschool Learning Environments RFR 

Amendment Reason:   Targeted allocation for the following towns and cities:  Beverly, Danvers, Peabody, Boxford, Middleton, and Topsfield

Grant Submission Deadline 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2012. The purpose of this procurement is to seek prospective bidders to support inclusive preschool learning environments serving preschool-age children with disabilities in early education and care settings with their same-aged peers without disabilities.   This RFR amendment is being issued to maintain services in FY 2013 specifically targeting the following cities and towns:  Beverly, Danvers, Peabody, Boxford, Middleton, and Topsfield.  It is important that prospective bidders review the entire RFR carefully PRIOR to applying for this funding to familiarize with all programmatic and fiscal application requirements. The contract period will be from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.  The maximum amount to be awarded will not exceed $55,889 through this amendment RFR for the aforementioned cities and towns indicated. 

IMPORTANT:  Please note the extended application due date, July 10, 2012 only for prospective bidders providing services for the targeted cities and towns. 

 

Application Submission Information

All required documents, including electronic workbook, proposal narrative, attachments, and fiscal forms must be received at EEC’s Central Office by 4:00 PM on June 19, 2012.

To be submitted electronically:

The Required Program Forms below must be submitted via email as an attachment to procure@massmail.state.ma.us. Please include the name of your agency and name of grant as the subject line of the email.

  1. Checklist for Grant Application doc format of SPED 391 Checklist
  2. Signed Cover Sheet doc format of Signed Cover Page (may be a scanned signed original, PDF)
  3. Proposal Narrative doc format of IPLE 391 Proposal Narrative
  4. FY13 IPLE Budget Workbook xls format of IPLE Budget Workbook file size 1MB
    1. Front Page
    2. Fund Allocation and Narrative
    3. Signed Schedule A Form (if applicable)
    4. Agency Contact Information Form 
  5. Preschool Outreach, Selection and Enrollment Procedures and Policies (new)
  6. Preschool Rate Sheet  or a Statement indicating that Preschool Fees are not collected
  7. QRIS School/Program Participation Form xls format of QRIS School Program Participation Form  file size 2MB (Please Note Macros must be enabled in this workbook.)

To be mailed to:

One original (all signatures must be in blue ink) and one copy of these documents.

  1. Checklist for Grant Application doc format of SPED 391 Checklist
  2. Signed Cover Sheet doc format of Signed Cover Page (signed original submitted by mail)
  3. Proposal Narrative doc format of IPLE 391 Proposal Narrative
  4. FY13 IPLE Budget Workbook xls format of IPLE Budget Workbook file size 1MB
    • Front Page
    • Fund Allocation and Narrative
    • Signed Schedule A Form (if applicable)
    • Agency Contact Information Form
  5. Preschool Outreach, Selection and Enrollment Procedures and Policies
  6. Preschool Rate Sheet  or a Statement indicating that Preschool Fees are not collected
  7. QRIS School/Program Participation Form xls format of QRIS School Program Participation Form  file size 2MB (Please Note Macros must be enabled in this workbook.)

 

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

 

To:

Department of Early Education and Care
FY2013 Inclusive Preschool Learning Environments Grant (Fund Code 391)
Attention: Jessica Fix, 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.

Appendix A: FY2013 Instructions for IPLE Budget Workbook doc format of Appendix A Instruction for Budget Workbook IPLE

Appendix B: FY2013 Evaluation and Rating Criteria doc format of Appendix B Rating Criteria

Appendix C: FY2013 Inclusive Preschool Learning Environments Grant Eligibility Amounts xls format of Appendix C Fund Code 391 Allocation Amounts

Appendix D: FY2013 Grant Payment Terms, Grant Expenditures, Termination, Recoupment of Funds, and Relevant Law doc format of Appendix D Grant Payment Terms

Appendix E: IPLE Resources

  1. PK-3rd Grade Alignment Presentation  http://www.mass.gov/edu/government/departments-and-boards/department-of-early-education-and-care/head-start-and-public-schools-community-meetings.html
  2. QRIS Resources for Programs - http://www.mass.gov/edu/birth-grade-12/early-education-and-care/qris/qris-resources-for-programs.html
  3. Curriculum, Learning, and Assessment Resources  http://www.mass.gov/edu/birth-grade-12/early-education-and-care/curriculum-and-learning