Grant Description & Purpose:

This is a competitive grant to provide support to local communities to enhance their integrated and coordinated Birth to Grade Three alignment. 

Through this application process EEC is seeking grantees to engage in collaborative community wide activities to bring greater alignment to the Birth to Grade Three population in their communities.   


1. Grant Application Release/Posting:                                 July 2, 2012
2. Submission Deadline:  August 17, 2012
3. Bidders are Notified of Awards:                                            August 27, 2012 (approximate)
4. Grant Start Date:                                                                       September 1, 2012


Question and Answers:

ELCG Project 5.3: FY2013 Early Education Partnerships: Birth to Grade Three Strategy Question and Answers doc format of Q-A-RTTT 5 3.doc

Bidders Conference Questions and Answers doc format of BidderCon5 3_QA.doc

Application Information:

To apply for this grant click here: 

  ELCG Project 5.3 RFR: FY2013 Early Education Partnerships: Birth to Grade Three Strategy doc format of rtt_elc_5 3_partnerships_birth_to_G3_RFR.doc

All questions asked at Bidder's Conferences (July 9, 10 and 11th) will be posted on this page when available, along with the Question and Answer document - view the Bidder's Conference presentation here: Bidders Conference Presentation ppt format of Bidders_Conference_Presentation_July_9_11_2012.ppt


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 August 17, 2012

To be submitted electronically:

The required grant application and program forms below must be submitted via email as an attachment to RTTTProcurement@MassMail.State.MA.USPlease include name of grant and name of your agency on the subject line of the email.  Example:  FY2013 RTT Early Education Partnerships: Birth to Grade Three Strategy (5.3), Boston Social Services

Budget Detail, Budget Narrative and In Kind Budget Detail xls format of Budget Detail_Narrative_and In Kind Budget FINAL.xls

To be mailed:

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

  1. Check List for Grant Application doc format of rttt-grant-checklist.doc
  2. Signed Cover Page doc format of rttt-grant-cover-sheet to be signed.doc
  3. Proposal Narrative doc format of rtt_elc_grantproposal_narrative_questions_project_5.3.d
  4. Budget Detail, Budget Narrative and In Kind Budget Detail xls format of Budget Detail_Narrative_and In Kind Budget FINAL.xls
  5. A cover letter for the Memorandums of Understanding that lists each partner doc format of MOU Cover Letter.doc
  6. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) document for each grant partner (this document is to be created by the applicant and must minimally include:
                 A. the name and contact information for each party,
                 B. an outline of the agreement between parties regarding the components of work each party agrees to, and
                 C. a signature from both parties
  7. Copy of Indirect Cost Approval Letter (if you are claiming Indirect Cost)


MA Standard Administrative Forms

  1. A signed Commonwealth Terms and Conditions form doc format of commonwealth-terms-conditions.doc
  2. W9 with DUNS doc format of w9.doc
  3. Contractor Authorized Signatory Listing doc format of contractor-signatory.doc
  4. Authorization for Electronic Funds Payment (EFT) Form pdf format of electronic-funds-transfer-form.pdf
  5. Supplier Diversity Program Plan Form doc format of supplierdiversityprogramform.doc
  6. Executive Order 504 Certification doc format of exec-504-certification.doc
  7. Early Learning Challenge Grant Certification Form Regarding Lobbying doc format of rtt-elcg-certification-regarding-lobbying-form.doc


Department of Early Education and Care

ELCG Project 5.3: FY2013 Early Education Partnerships: Birth to Grade 3 Strategy GRANT
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 FINAL.doc

Appendix B:    List of Prioritized Communities xls format of appendix-b-list-of-prioritized-towns.xls

Appendix C:  Evaluation and Rating Criteria doc format of Appendix C Evaluation and Rating Criteria.doc

Appendix D:  Grant Payment Terms, Grant Expenditures, Termination, Recoupment of Funds, and Relevant Law doc format of appendix-d-grantpaymentterms.doc

Appendix E:    Requirements for Sub-recipients of Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant Funds doc format of appendix-e-rttt-requirements.doc

Appendix F:    FFATA Requirements doc format of appendix-f-ffata-reporting-requirements.doc