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News Public Comment Period on Proposed Amendments to EEC's 606 CMR 15.00 for the Early Education and Out of School Time Capital Fund Program

The Department of Early Education and Care is holding a public comment period regarding proposed changes to its regulations.
10/19/2022
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The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) is holding a public comment period to solicit public input, in accordance with M.G.L. c. 30A, on the proposed amendments to its regulations found at 606 CMR 15.00. The proposed regulation amendments are to the Early Education and Out of School Time (EEOST) Capital Fund Grant Program.

The proposed draft amendments propose to change the current regulations for the FY23 grant cycle as follows:

  • Allow the Commissioner to change the length of the grant period.  See 606 CMR 15.04(2)(c).
  • Allow the Commissioner to change the timetable for grant recapture in case of default to reflect the shorter grant periods.  See 606 CMR 15.04(2)(d).
  • Allow the Commissioner to waive the requirement for a recorded Land Use Restriction against the property receiving the EEOST grant. See 606 CMR 15.04(2)(e).
  • Allow the Commissioner to waive the requirement for a recorded Mortgage Lien against the property receiving the EEOST grant.  See 606 CMR 15.04(2)(f).

The purpose of these amendments is to allow EEC-licensed early education and out of school time programs to finance capital improvements for their safety around health issues to assist with ongoing pandemic recovery efforts. 

Notice of Public Comment: 606 CMR 15.00: Notice of Public Comments Early Education and Out of School Time Capital Fund Program

Public Comment Dates: 10/19/2022-11/4/2022

EEC will accept comments on the proposed regulations until 5:00 p.m., November 4, 2022.

Submit comments via e-mail to christine.mcgrath@mass.gov

or by mailing to:

Department of Early Education and Care
50 Milk Street, 14th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
ATTN: EEOST REGULATIONS: LEGAL

See the proposed regulations or e-mail christine.mcgrath@mass.gov  for a copy.

Department of Early Education and Care 

The Department of Early Education and Care's mission is to support the healthy growth and development of all children by providing high quality programs and resources for families and communities.
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