Grant funding is now available for Early Childhood and ASOST programs in Massachusetts to support quality improvements linked to the QRIS. The Department of Early Education and Care, in collaboration with United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, has now released a Grant Solicitation for the 2014 QRIS Program Quality Improvement Grants.  This grant application’s purpose is to provide grants to eligible programs/educators in the mixed delivery system to make program quality improvements, in pursuit of upward progress on the levels defined in the state’s Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS). 

All programs in the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care’s mixed delivery system are eligible to participate in this round of QRIS Program Quality Improvement Grants; the mixed delivery system includes center-based programs, Head Start, independent and system-affiliated family child care providers, public and private school preschool programs, and out-of-school time programs. Using this link you may also request translation services and accommodation. Five Applicant Technical Assistance and Support Meetings will be held across the state. Please RSVP if you plan to attend a meeting at Contact with any inquiries about this grant opportunity.