FY 2020 Early Childhood Career Pathways - Fund Code 325

Deadline for Application: June 4, 2019 by 4:00 PM

Through the Early Childhood Education Career Pathways Grant, EEC seeks to engage Massachusetts community college partners to promote and expand professional development opportunities and higher education certificate and degree attainment for the early childhood education and out-of-school time workforce (ECE/OST workforce). Initiatives supported through the grant shall focus on the identification of the recruitment and training needs specific to the ECE/OST workforce, expand opportunities for career advancement and retention, and early education and care stakeholder, employer and industry collaboration. These professional development opportunities shall be consistent with the license requirements, core knowledge and skills, and career pathways for the workforce as established by EEC.

Who can apply

This is a renewal grant application that is open to FY 2019 Early Childhood Education Career Pathways Grantees only.

Eligibility requirements

Current FY 2019 Early Childhood Education Career Pathways Grantees must be in good financial and programmatic standing with EEC to be eligible for a continuation/renewal grant in FY 2020. 

How to apply

Instructions on how to apply for the Early Childhood Education Career Pathways Grant are posted on COMMBUYS, under Bid number: BD-19-1037-1CEN0-C0000-39972.  

Commbuys assistance

For assistance with using COMMBUYS, contact the COMMBUYS Help Desk at 1-888-627-8283 or email COMMBUYS@state.ma.us.


Procurement Activity



Grant Application Release/Posting:

May 22, 2019


Application Deadline:

June 4, 2019

4:00 PM

Notification of Awards:

June 17, 2019 (estimated)


Contract Start Date:

July 1, 2019  (estimated)