Grant Description & Purpose

EEC is pleased to announce the FY2015 Early Childhood Special Education Entitlement (ECSE) Grant, Fund Code (262) FY2015 Early Childhood Special Education Entitlement Grant Application (RFR) docx format of FY2015 Early Childhood Special Education Entitlement Gr

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 25, 2014.  Grant implementation will not begin until September 1, 2014. 

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

Grant Posting:  July 25, 2014

Grant Application Suggested Due date: August 11, 2014 by 4:00 p.m.
Submit proposals to EECSubmission@massmail.state.ma.us         

Grant Start Date:  September 1, 2014

Application Information

To read the grant application (RFR), click: FY2015 Early Childhood Special Education Entitlement Application Grant (RFR) docx format of FY2015 Early Childhood Special Education Entitlement Gr

To complete and submit the online portion of the grant application, please click the link: FY15 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 11, 2014, in order to have funds available by September 1, 2014.

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

  • The FY2015 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 email 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: “FY2015 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.

FY2015 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
FY2015 Early Childhood Special Education Entitlement Grant
Attention: Elizabeth Bryant, Grants Administration
51 Sleeper Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02210

School Districts are strongly encouraged to submit grant applications by the suggested due date 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.