FY 2020 Inclusive Preschool Learning Environments Grant - Fund Code 391

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2019 at 4:00 PM

The Inclusive Preschool Learning Environments Grant funds direct services that support preschool learning environments for preschool-aged children with and without disabilities in high quality, inclusive early education and care settings. This is the final year of this grant program with no more options to renew.

Who can apply

This is a renewal grant.  Only those vendors who received an Inclusive Preschool Grant in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 can apply for this grant.

Eligibility Requirements

Current FY2019 Inclusive Preschool Learning Environments grantees must be in good financial and programmatic standing with EEC to be eligible for a renewal grant in FY2020.  Please refer to the original Inclusive Preschool Learning Environments Grant Application from FY2018 for the list of eligibility requirements for this grant.

How to apply

Instructions on how to apply for the FY2020 Inclusive Preschool Learning Environments (IPLE) Grant are posted on COMMBUYS, under Bid number BD-19-1037-1CEN0-C0000-34394.  You will need to log in to COMMBUYS to view the Bid posting. 

Please note that only FY18 IPLE grantees can access the FY2020 grant application on COMMBUYS, through their agency's registered COMMBUYS account.

Once you are logged into COMMBUYS, you can search for the grant application by the Bid number.  Please refer to the document titled "FY2020 IPLE Online Application Instructions.doc" for the instructions and link to the online application.


COMMBUYS assistance

View the job aid on How to Locate a Grant in COMMBUYS.

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

Timeline for grant

Grant release date:

January 9, 2019


Submission of written inquiries
(send to EECSubmission@mass.gov):

January 18, 2019

4:00 PM

Response to inquiries posted:

January 25, 2019

4:00 PM

Application deadline:

February 15, 2019

4:00 PM

Grant start date:

July 1, 2019


EEC reserves the right to adjust the timeframe laid out above. It is the responsibility of the applicant to check this page and COMMBUYS for updates.