Grant Description & Purpose

Through this renewal Grant Application, the Department of Early Education and Care ("EEC") seeks to provide direct preschool services through the FY 2018 Inclusive Preschool Learning Environments ("IPLE") Grant. The IPLE Grant is designed to support preschool learning environments serving preschool-aged children with and without disabilities in high quality, inclusive early education and care settings. This grant was formerly known as Chapter 188/Phase I Direct Services of Community Partnership for Children (CPC) Grant.

Responses to this Grant Application (RFR) are due to EEC by 4:00 PM on April 6, 2017.

Application Information

FY2018 IPLE – Questions & Answers  docx format of FY2018 IPLE – Questions & Answers

Before completing your FY 2018 Inclusive Preschool Learning Environments (IPLE) Online Application (Fund Code 391), please read the Grant Application: Before applying please read the FY18 IPLE RFR/Grant Application  docx format of FY18 IPLE RFR/Grant Application

COMMBUYS Grant Information

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Eligible Applicants

This is a renewal grant open to all vendors that are able to demonstrate through the submission of a successful grant application that they meet the priorities and required services as outlined in this grant application. In order to be eligible for the FY18 IPLE grant, grantees must meet all of the criteria as stated in the Grant Application.

Timeline

Procurement Activity

Date

Time

Grant Application Release/PostingFebruary 22, 2017

 

Webinar

Link to Register:  Webinar FY18 IPLE


March 6, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Submission of Intent to Bid

Email Intent to Bid to:

EECSubmission@massmail.state.ma.us

March 10, 2017

4:00 PM

Submission of Written Inquiries

Applicants must submit written inquiries to:

EECSubmission@massmail.state.ma.us          

March 10, 2017

4:00 PM

Posting of Responses to Written Inquiries (estimated)March 20, 2017

 

Submission Deadline for Quotes/Bid Responses

Applicants must submit proposals to:

EECSubmission@massmail.state.ma.us

April 6, 2017

4:00 PM

Notification of Awards (Estimated)

May 15, 2017

 

 

Estimated Grant Start DateJuly 1, 2017

 

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 April 6, 2017. Grant applications will NOT be accepted after 4:00 p.m. on April 6, 2017. 

Online Application

To complete and submit the online portion of the grant application, view the Grant Application.

  • Grant Applications will be considered incomplete if all the sections of the hard copies and online copies are not received by the submission deadline. Grant Applications will be considered incomplete if they do not have a submission date and time at the top of each page.

TO APPLY FOR THE GRANT GO TO THE ONLINE APPLICATION LINK: FY18 IPLE Online Grant Application

Appendix A: FY18 IPLE Grant Application Instructions  docx format of Appendix A: FY18 IPLE Grant Application Instructions
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Appendix B: FY18 IPLE Budget Guidelines  docx format of Appendix B: FY18 IPLE Budget Guidelines

Appendix C: FY18 IPLE Eligibility List  docx format of Appendix C: FY18 IPLE Eligibility List

Appendix D: FY18 IPLE Site Survey Guidelines  pdf format of Appendix D: FY18 IPLE Site Survey Guidelines 
docx format of                             Appendix D: FY18 IPLE Site Survey Guidelines

Appendix E: FY18 IPLE Project Deliverables Guidelines  docx format of Appendix E: FY18 IPLE Project Deliverables Guidelines

Appendix F-1: Demographic Information- Table 1  xlsx format of Appendix F-1: Demographic Information- Table 1

Appendix F-2: Demographic Information – Table 2  xlsx format of Appendix F-2: Demographic Information – Table 2

Appendix F-3: Data Resource Information  xlsx format of Appendix F-3: Data Resource Information

Appendix G: Resources for Grantees  docx format of Appendix G: Resources for Grantees

Appendix H: Payment Information  docx format of Appendix H:  Payment Information

EEC will disqualify any incomplete or late grant applications from consideration/review.