December 6, 2012:  The FY13 ELCG 4.2 Evidence Based Literacy Grant Recipient Awards have been posted on the EEC website and on Comm-PASS.

Grant Description & Purpose

This is a competitive grant to provide support to existing FY13 CFCE grantees to enhance their implementation of evidence-based early literacy programming for children and families in their communities. 

Through this application, EEC is seeking CFCE grantees that can integrate the use of evidence-based early literacy models into their existing practice and provide ongoing/year round opportunities for parents and children to learn and practice early literacy skills together.

Eligible Applicants

Existing FY13 Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grantees are eligible to apply.

Please note:  The deadline for submission of written inquires is being changed:

Monday, October 1, 2012 at 4:00pm


Friday, October 5, 2012 at 4:00pm


Grant Application Release/Posting:                 

September 14, 2012 - 4:00 PM


Intend to bid:September 25, 2012 - 4:00 PM

Submission of Written Inquiries

Extended from October 1, 2012-October 5, 2012.  

October 5, 2012 - 4:00 PM
Applicants must submit written inquiries toRTTTProcurement@MassMail.State.MA.US
Response to Written Inquiries:

October 12, 2012 (estimated) - 4:00 PM


Submission Deadline:October 29, 2012 - 4:00 PM
Applicants must submit proposals toRTTTProcurement@MassMail.State.MA.US
Follow-up (if needed):

October 30-November 8, 2012


Bidders are Notified of Awards:November 9, 2012 (estimated)
Grant Start Date:

November 26, 2012


Application Information

ELCG Project 4.2 FY2013 Evidence-Based Early Literacy Models Questions and Answers doc format of RTTT-ELCG_4 2EvidencebasedEarlyLiteracyQAFinal 10-17-12

  ELCG Project 4.2 FY2013 Evidence-Based Early Literacy Models RFR Update doc format of ELCGProject4.2RFRUpdate.doc

To apply for this grant click here: ELCG Project 4.2 FY2013 Evidence-Based Early Literacy Models RFR doc format of RTTT-ELCG Grant Application Evidence-Based

Application Submission Information

All required documents, including electronic workbook, proposal narrative, attachments, and fiscal forms must be received at EEC’s Central Office by 4:00 PM on October 29, 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 the name of your agency and name of grant as the subject line of the email.

  1. Checklist for Grant Application doc format of Evidence Based Literacy Proposal Checklist.doc
  2. Signed Cover Sheet doc format of Signed Cover.doc
  3. Budget Detail and Budget Narrative xls format of Budget Detail and Narrative final.xls
  4. Proposal Narrative doc format of RTTT-ELCG Evidence-based literacy Proposal Narrative4 2
(Evidence-based Early Literacy Model Proposal Narrative)
  5. Copy of Indirect Cost Approval Letter (if you are claiming Indirect Cost)
  6. Certification Regarding Lobbying Form doc format of RTTELCGCertificationRegardingLobbyingForm.doc

To be mailed to:

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 Detail and Budget Narrative 
  4. Proposal Narrative(Evidence-based Early Literacy Model Proposal Narrative)
  5. Copy of Indirect Cost Approval Letter (if you are claiming Indirect Cost)
  6. Certification Regarding Lobbying Form

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

Fiscal Forms

Department of Early Education and Care
Attention: Jessica Fix
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.

Appendix A:  RTTT-ELC Project Budget Instructions doc format of Appendix_A_Instructions_for_Project_Budget.doc

Appendix B: List of Gateway, Home Visiting, Level 4 District Communities doc format of Appendix_B_List of Gateway, Home Visiting Level 4

Appendix C:  Grant Payment Terms, Grant Expenditures, Termination, Recoupment of Funds, and Relevant Law doc format of Appendix_C FY13_Grant Payments Terms.doc

Appendix D: Requirements for Sub-recipients of Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge Grant Funds doc format of Appendix_D_Requirements Specific for Contractors.doc

Appendix E: FFATA Requirements doc format of Appendix_E_FFATA_Reporting Requirements.doc

Appendix F: EEC Approved Evidence-based Early Literacy Models xls format of Appendix_F_Summary Descriptions of EEC Approved Evidenc

FY13 ELCG Evidence Based Literacy Grant Recipient Awards doc format of FY13ELCG 4.2_EvidenceBasedEarlyLiteracyGrantsRecipients

Grant Recipients will be contacted by Grants Administration to complete the procurement process.