Grant Description & Purpose:

Through this competitive Grant Application, EEC seeks to award funds  to an institution of higher education (IHE) to design and deliver an innovative program for educators who are English language learners (ELL) to access higher education while providing the immediate content needed to improve practice with children birth to age 5, who are engaged in formal early education and care.  Specifically, this funding will target paraprofessionals and assistant teachers whose primary language is not English, with the goal of equipping them to effectively assist dual language learner students by achieving higher academic coursework and credentials themselves.




1.  Grant Application Release/Posting:                                 April 6, 20124:00 PM
2.  Submission of Intent to Bid:  April 13, 20124:00 PM

Submission of Written Inquiries:        

Applicants must submit written inquiries to 


April 20, 20124:00 PM

Response to Written Inquiries:    


May 2, 20124:00 PM

Submission Deadline:

Applicants must submit proposals to: RTTTProcurement@MassMail.State.MA.US


May 7, 20124:00 PM
Follow-up:                                                                                 May 28, 20124:00 PM
Grantees Submit Final Documentation:June 6, 20124:00 PM
Bidders are Notified of Awards:                                            June 13, 20124:00 PM
Grant Start Date:                                                                      June 15, 2012 


Question and Answers:

ELCG: Higher Education for English Language Learners Question and Answers docx format of FY2013 IHE Higher Ed ELLQuestions and Answers


Application Information:

To apply for this grant click here:

ELCG: Higher Education for English Language Learners RFR doc format of RFRIHEEnglishLanguageLearners.doc


Application Submission Information:

In accordance with the submission requirements detailed below, all required documents, including, proposal narrative, attachments, fiscal forms and the Certification Regarding Lobbying Form must be received at EEC’s Central Office by 4:00 PM on May 7, 2012.

To be submitted electronically:

The Required Program Forms below must be submitted via email as an attachment to: RTTTProcurement@MassMail.State.MA.US. Please include name of grant and name of your agency on the subject line of the email.  Example:  FY 2013 Education Grant, Boston Social Services

  1. RTTTGrantchecklist.doc  doc format of RTTTGrantchecklist.doc
  2. Signed Cover Sheet doc format of FY2013SignedCoverPageFINAL.doc
  3. Budget xls format of NEWBudgetTemplateFINAL.xls
  4. Budget Narrative for each calendar year xls format of NEWBudgetNarrativeSpreadsheetFINAL.xls
  5. Proposal Narrative doc format of FY13ProposalNarrative.doc
  6. Copy of Indirect Cost Approval Letter (if you are claiming Indirect Cost)
  7. Certification Regarding Lobbying Form doc format of NEWRTTELCGCertificationRegardingLobbyingForm.doc
  8. To be mailed:

  9. One original (all signatures must be in blue ink) and two copies of these documents.


    1. Checklist for Grant Application
    2. Signed Cover Sheet
    3. Budget
    4. Budget Narrative for each calendar year
    5. Proposal Narrative
    6. Copy of Indirect Cost Approval Letter (if you are claiming Indirect Cost)
    7. Certification Regarding Lobbying Form

    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

    FY2013 ELCG: Higher Education for English Language Learners

    Attention: Loida Marquez

    51 Sleeper Street, 4th Floor

    Boston, MA 02210


    EEC may disqualify any incomplete grant applications from consideration/review.


    Please note: If your application is selected for funding, EEC will e-mail a Standard Contract Form to the individual identified as the “Applicant Contact” in Part 1 of each response.  This Form will need to be printed, signed (in blue ink), and returned to EEC prior to the Grant start date.  Directions on how to submit that signed form to EEC will be explained with the form.


    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:  Evaluation and Rating Criteria doc format of AppendixAEvaluationRatingCriteria.doc

    Appendix B:  Budget Guidelines/Use of Funds xls format of AppendixBBudgetguidelines.xls

    Appendix C: Performance Measures and Outcomes doc format of AppendixC.doc

    Appendix D: Project Budget doc format of NEWRTTT-ELCDetailedProjectBudgetsandNarrativesFINAL.doc