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FY18 Early Education and Out of School Time Capital Fund Program

The program awards grants, of up to one million dollars ($1,000,000), to large group early education and out of school time programs for major capital building projects.

Early Education and Out of School Time Capital Fund Program overview

The FY2018 Early Education and Out of School Time (EEOST) Grant Program has begun. This program awards grants, of up to one million dollars ($1,000,000), to large group early education and out of school time programs for major capital building projects. The Secretary of Administration and Finance has authorized $3,600,000 dollars to be awarded by June 30, 2018. All programs wishing to file a Pre-Application must be registered on COMMBUYS. 

The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) has worked with the Community Economic Assistance Development Corporation (CEDAC) and its affiliate, The Children's Investment Fund (CIF), in the development of the pre-application, application materials, and program guidelines. 

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Application Information

Submit your pre-application to EEC by 4 p.m. on Monday, October 30, 2017. Qualified applicants will be invited to submit full applications in January, 2018.

You can directly access all of the pre-application and application materials for this grant on the COMMBUYS website.  You do not need to register to view the documents, only to submit a pre-application or application.  For reference the Bid number on CommBuys is: BD-18-1037-1CEN0-C0000-19991. 

Program informational sessions

EEC has scheduled three informational meetings about the FY2018 EEOST Capital Fund Program application process. The informational sessions will include an overview of the EEOST regulations, Program Guidelines and application process, including the Pre-Application requirement. There will also be a question and answer period, as well as a review of the grant application timetable. Meetings will be held as follows:

October 2, 2017, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

RSVP by: September 25, 2017

Department of  Early Education and Care Central Office

51 Sleeper st., FL 4

Boston, MA 02210

October 4, 2017, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

RSVP by September 27, 2017

 Department of  Early Education and Care Western Regional Office

1441 Main st., Suite 230

Springfield, MA 01103

October 4, 2017, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

RSVP by September 27, 2017

 Department of  Early Education and Care Central Regional Office

10 Austin st., 

Worcester, MA 01609

Please RSVP to Denise.Karlin@State.Ma.Us.

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