Purpose of Grant and Eligibility Requirements

Through this renewal Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) Grant Application, EEC may award grants to existing 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.

Responses to this Grant Application (RFR) are due to EEC by 4:00 PM on June 7, 2013. Please see the Grant Application (RFR) for a timeline of additional dates relevant to responding to this Grant Application (RFR).


Grant Application Release/Posting:                                 May 13, 2013 

Submission of Intent to Renew:  

Email Intent to Renew to


May 15, 20134:00 PM

Renewal conference:          

EEC-Central Office

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

Directions: http://mapq.st/120vlUE

May 15, 20139:00-11:30 AM                                                      

Renewal conference:          

Location: EEC- Metro Boston Office

1250 Hancock Street, Suite120-S, Quincy, MA 02780

Directions:  http://mapq.st/10zurj2

May 15, 20131:30-4:00 PM                             

Renewal conference:          

EEC-Western Regional Office

 95 Liberty Street, Springfield, MA 01103

Directions: http://mapq.st/10X71R6

May 16, 20139:00-11:30 AM                             

Renewal conference:          

EEC-Central Regional Office

10 Austin Street, Worcester, MA 01609

Directions: http://mapq.st/10Rw5Ks

May 16, 20131:30-4:00 PM

Submission of Written Inquiries:        

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

May 17, 20134:00 PM

Response to Written Inquiries:    


May 24, 2013 (estimated) 

Submission Deadline:

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


June 7, 20134:00 PM
Bidders are Notified of Awards:                                   June 26, 2013 (estimated) 


FY2014 UPK Update #1 doc format of FY14_UPK_Updates#1_5_24_13.doc

FY2014 UPK Question and Answers doc format of FY2014_UPK_Questions_&_Answers_5_24_13.doc

FY2014 UPK Renewal Conference pdf format of FY2014_UPK_Renewal_Conference_5_17_13.pdf
file size 1MB (5-17-2013) 

Application Information

To apply for this grant click here: FY2014 Universal Pre-Kindergarten Renewal Grant doc format of FY2014_UPKGrantApplication.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 June 7, 2013.


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 2 copies.

  1. Program Contacts
  2. Program Information
  3. Enrollment Information
  4. Assessment Information
  5. High Needs Children Summary Form
  6. Languages Spoken
  7. 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 two (2) copies,
  • electronically
  1.    Checklist for Grant Application doc format of FY2014_UPK_Checklist.doc
  2.    Signed Cover Page doc format of FY2014_UPKSignedCoverPage.doc
  3.    Budget Workbook xls format of FY2014_UPKBudgetWorkbookUPK.xls
  4.    FY2014 Narrative Questions doc format of FY2014_UPK_Narrative Questions.doc
  5.    FY2014 Projected Deliverables Form xls format of fy2014-upkprojected-deliverables-form_5_29_13.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 EECSubmission@massmail.state.ma.usPlease include name of grant and name of your agency on the subject line of the email.  Example:  FY14 UPK, 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, 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.