Grant Description & Purpose:


Through this competitive Grant Application, EEC seeks to fund one or more qualified applicants to validate the factors inherent in educator competency based on analysis of effective classroom practice with children birth to age 5 as defined by their achievement of desired outcomes in three key areas, social emotional development, literacy, and numeracy.  In addition, EEC is seeking one vendor to analyze the effectiveness of using research-based digital strategies to enhance the abilities of educators and parents to support children’s healthy growth and development in the areas outlined above.




1.  Grant Application Release/Posting:                                  May  11, 20124:00 PM
2.  Submission of Intent to Bid:  May  18, 20124:00 PM

Submission of Written Inquiries:        

Applicants must submit written inquiries to 


May 25, 20124:00 PM

Response to Written Inquiries:    


June  8, 20124:00 PM

Submission Deadline:

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


June  29, 20124:00 PM
Follow-up:                                                                                 July 13, 20124:00 PM
Grantees Submit Final Documentation:July 20, 20124:00 PM
Bidders are Notified of Awards:                                            July 27, 20124:00 PM
Grant Start Date:                                                                      August 1, 2012 

Question and Answers:

ELCG Project 8.2 -8.3-8.4 Validation of Educator Competency Questions and Answers doc format of ELCG Project 8 2-8 3-84 QA 6-13-12


Application Information:


To apply for this grant click here:


ELCG Project 8.2 - 8.3 - 8.4 Validation of Educator Competency RFR doc format of RTTT - ELCG Project 8.2 8.3 8.4 RFR(804)
Update as of 6/12/2012



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 June 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 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 RTTT - Grant Checklist(804)
  2. RTTT Grant Cover Sheet(signed) doc format of Grant Cover Page(804)
  3. Budget Detail xls format of RTTT - Budget Detail(804)
  4. Budget Narrative for each calendar year xls format of RTTT - Budget Narrative(804)
  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. Supplier Diversity Program Plan Form doc format of SDP Plan



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. Supplier Diversity Program Plan 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

FY13 ELCG Project 8.2; 8.3;& 8.4: Validation of Educator Competency 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 doc format of AppendixB-Evaluation&RatingCriteria and ProposalNarr
:  Evaluation and Rating Criteria  and Proposal Narrative Questions                                                          

Appendix C doc format of Appendix C GrantPaymentTerms
:  Grant Payment Terms, Grant Expenditures, Termination, Recoupment of Funds, and Relevant Law                                                                                             

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