Grant Description & Purpose:

Through this competitive Grant Application, EEC seeks to supplement existing adult literacy programs with the addition of a proven family literacy resource.  This resource is intended to engage and support a minimum of 25 families of children with high needs per grantee to promote school readiness for their children through the provision of specific adult literacy activities including use of the IBM Reading Companion software, and the provision of information and techniques to enable parents to support literacy development in their children.  EEC is grateful to IBM for its partnership and generosity in this initiative.

 

Timeline (Updated):

 

1.  Grant Application Release/Posting:                                  

June 29, 2012

4:00 PM

2.  Submission of Intent to Bid:  

August 3, 2012

4:00 PM

Submission of Written Inquiries:        

Applicants must submit written inquiries to 

RTTTProcurement@MassMail.State.MA.US

July 20, 2012

4:00 PM

Response to Written Inquiries:    

                                          

August 3, 2012

4:00 PM

Submission Deadline:

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

August 17, 2012

4:00 PM

Follow-up:                                                                                 

September 4 - 7, 2012

4:00 PM

Grantees Submit Final Documentation:

September 14, 2012

4:00 PM

Bidders are Notified of Preliminary Approval (subject to completion of signed agreement with IBM):                                            

September 28, 2012

4:00 PM

Grant Start Date:                                                                      

October 1, 2012 or upon completion of signed letter of agreement with IBM, whichever is later

 

 

Question and Answers:

ELCG: Project 4.3 Supporting Family Literacy QA doc format of    Fam Lit Qs 5-21-12.doc

 

Application Information:

 

To apply for this grant click here:

 

   ELCG: Project 4.3 Supporting Family Literacy RFR docx format of    RTTT-ELCG Supporting Family Literacy RFR  (Updated) 

 


Application Submission Information (Updated):

 

In accordance with the submission requirements detailed below, all required documents, including, but not limited to proposal narrative, attachments, fiscal forms and the Certification Regarding Lobbying Form must be received at EEC’s Central Office by 4:00 PM on August 17, 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. Checklist for Grant Application doc format of    RTTTGrantChecklistCDFINAL[2].doc  (Updated:6/4/2012)
  2. RTTT Grant Cover Sheet(signed) docx format of    Grant Cover Page
  3. Budget Detail xlsx format of    RTTT - 4.3Budget Template
  4. Budget Narrative for each calendar year xlsx format of    RTTT - 4.3Budget Narrative
  5. Proposal Narrative (see Appendix B)
  6. Copy of Indirect Cost Approval Letter (if you are claiming Indirect Cost)
  7. Certification Regarding Lobbying Form doc format of    RTTT - Certification Regarding Lobbying Form
  8. Signed IBM Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs Affirmation of Compliance pdf format of    Final_IBM_Affirmation Certificate.pdf   (Application for IBM Reading Companion Grant, including proposal narrative and list of Board of Directors, including names, titles and affiliations (if applicable).  Note: Copy of nonprofit certification by IRS, audited financial statement or IRS form 990, and IBM Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs Affirmation of Compliance need not be submitted by e-mail.)

 

To be mailed:

 

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

  1. Checklist for Grant Application
  2. RTTT Grant Cover Sheet(signed)
  3. Budget Detail
  4. Budget Narrative for each calendar year
  5. Proposal Narrative (see Appendix B)
  6. Copy of Indirect Cost Approval Letter (if you are claiming Indirect Cost)
  7. Certification Regarding Lobbying Form
  8. Application  for IBM Reading Companion Grant, including:
  9.  Proposal narrative (see Appendix D)
  10. Copy of nonprofit certification by IRS (not required of public schools)
  11. Audited financial statement or IRS form 990 (not required of public schools )
  12. List of Board of Directors, including names, titles and affiliations (if applicable)
  13. Signed IBM Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs Affirmation of Compliance

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

To:

Department of Early Education and Care

FY2013 ELCG Project 4.3: Supporting Family Literacy GRANT

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 doc format of    Appendix A- RTTT Budget-Narrative Instructions  : RTTT-ELC Budget Detail and Narrative Instructions                                                              
  • Appendix B docx format of    Appendix B  Rating Criteria and Project Narrative Quest  :  Evaluation and Rating Criteria  and  Proposal Narrative Questions                                                                
  • Appendix C docx format of    Appendix C GrantPaymentTerms  :  Grant Payment Terms, Grant Expenditures, Termination, Recoupment of Funds, and Relevant Law                                                                                            
  •   Appendix D docx format of    Appendix D RTTT Requirements  : Requirements for Sub-recipients of Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant Funds                                    
  •   Appendix E docx format of    Appendix E IBM App   :  IBM Reading Companion Grant Proposal Outline