Grant Description & Purpose

EEC is pleased to announce the FY2014 Early Childhood Special Education Entitlement (ECSE) Grant Fund Code (262)

The Early Childhood Special Education Entitlement (ECSE) Grant provides funds to school districts and charter school districts to build capacity and to ensure that eligible 3, 4, and 5 year-old children with disabilities are appropriately identified as eligible for special education and receive developmentally appropriate special education and related services designed to meet their individual needs in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - 2004 (IDEA-2004) and Massachusetts Special Education laws and regulations.

 EEC will accept grant applications beginning July 12, 2013.  Grant implementation will not begin until September 1, 2013. 

Eligible Applicants

Early Childhood Special Education Entitlement Grant (Fund Code 262) funds are awarded to public school districts with approved program plans for special education based on a federal formula as required by Part B of Section 619 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

A list of eligible Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and their entitlements is provided in Appendix B: Early Childhood Special Education Entitlement Amounts

Timeline

  DateTime
  1.  Grant Application Release/Posting:
July 11, 20134:00 PM 
  1. Grant Submission Deadline:

 

Applicants must submit proposals to

EECSubmission@massmail.state.ma.us

Suggested due date

August 6, 2013

4:00 PM 
  1. Notification of Awards:
On or near September  1, 2013  
  1. Grant Start Date:
September  1, 2013  
     

 


Application Information

To read the grant application (RFR), click: FY2014 Early Childhood Special Education Allocation (ECSE) Application Grant (RFR) doc format of    FY14 262 SPED RFR

To complete and submit the online portion of the grant application, please click the link: FY14 Fund Code 262 Online Grant Application Portal.

In accordance with the submission requirements detailed below, all required documents must be received at EEC’s Central Office by 4:00 PM on August 6, 2013, in order to have funds available by September 1, 2013.

To be submitted using the Fund Code 262 Online Grant Application Portal.

  • The FY2014 Fund Code 262 Online Grant Application Portal includes each of the following required documents and forms:
  • Checklist for Grant Application
  • Fund Code 262 Cover Page (Part I)
  • Schedule A Form (if applicable) (Part II)
  • Budget Detail and Narrative (Part III)
  • Contact Information (Part IV)

To confirm the completion the online portion of this grant application:

An email should be sent to EEC via the following e-mail address:  EECSubmission@massmail.state.ma.us.  Please include the following subject line in the email that includes the name of the grant you are applying for and the name of the school district. For example: FY2014 262 Grant Online Submission Confirmation-School District Name

 

To be mailed: 

One (1) original (all signatures must be in blue ink) and one (1) copy of these documents.

FY2014 Fund Code 262 Online Grant Application (PDF) which includes:

  • Checklist for Grant Application
  • Fund Code 262 Cover Page (Part I) (Signed Original)
  • Schedule A Form (Part II) (Signed Original by all participating agencies, if applicable)
  • Budget Detail and Narrative (Part III)
  • Contact Information (Part IV)

MA Standard Administrative Forms

Applicants must also complete and mail one original packet of the following forms with their Grant Application response (unless applicant these documents on currently on file with the Commonwealth of MA)

 

Please note it is the responsibility of each grantee to ensure that EEC has the most current administrative forms on record. In the event that the legal address information on the Fund Code 262 cover page is not displayed or requires revisions, school districts must submit the MA Standard Administrative Forms documents listed above.

 

All documents, which are required to be mailed to EEC, shall be addressed to:

Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care

Early Childhood Special Education Entitlement Grant

Attention: Michele Smith, Grants Administration

51 Sleeper Street, 4th Floor

Boston, MA 02210

 

* School Districts are strongly encouraged to submit grant applications to ensure effective financial planning and liquidation of these federal funds.

 


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:  FY14 Online Grant Application Portal Instructions doc format of    Appendix_A_FY14 Online Grant Application Portal Instruc

Appendix B:  FY 14 Early Childhood Special Education Entitlement Amounts doc format of    Appendix_B_FY14Entitlement_Amounts

Appendix C: Grant Payment Terms, Grant Expenditures, Termination, Recoupment of Funds, and Relevant Law doc format of    Appendix_C_FY14_Grant_Payments_Terms.doc

Appendix D: Budget Guidelines doc format of    Appendix_D FY14_262_Budget_Guidelines.doc

Appendix E: ESE Indirect Cost Calculation Worksheet xls format of    Appendix_E_0_ESE Indirect Cost Calculation Worksheet