FY2018 QRIS Durable Goods Grant - fund code 764

Deadline for Applications: April 10, 2018 at 4:00PM

Grant description

The FY2018 QRIS Durable Goods Grant funds the purchase of durable goods that will raise program quality and support programs in making upward progress in the Massachusetts Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS).  Successful grantees will choose from a selection of QRIS-linked durable goods through an online portal offered by Kaplan Early Learning Company. These items will be shipped directly to the grantee; no expenditure of program/educator funds or reimbursement will be required. Programs will be eligible for awards ranging from $5,000 to $40,000 worth of durable goods from Kaplan, based on the capacity of the program.

Who can apply

This is a competitive grant open to EEC-licensed child care programs and public preschool programs that are participating in the Massachusetts Quality Rating and Improvement System (MA QRIS).

Eligibility requirements

Please refer to the FY2018 QRIS Durable Goods Grant Application posted on COMMBUYS for the list of eligibility requirements for this grant.

How to apply

The instructions for how to apply for the FY2018 QRIS Durable Goods Grant are posted on COMMBUYS, under Bid #: 18-1037-1CENO-C000-24456.

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


Date Due

Time Due

Grant release date:

March 12, 2018

Bidders' Conference Webinar (register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3741756106279707395): March 14, 2018 12:00 PM-1:00PM
Submission of written inquiries
(send to 
March 16, 2018 4:00 PM
Response to inquiries posted: March 23, 2018 (estimated)  
Submission of intent to bid
(Complete online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018DurableGoods):
March 27, 2018 4:00 PM
Deadline to request QRIS status (email EECQRIS@mass.gov and include your program name and EEC Program ID number.) April 9, 2018 4:00 PM

Submission deadline (submit narrative questions on COMMBUYS and submit shopping cart on the Kaplan portal):

April 10, 2018

4:00 PM

Notification of awards April 27, 2018 (estimated)  

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

EEC will disqualify any incomplete or late grant applications from consideration/review.


Award decisions

The applicants who have been approved for an FY2018 QRIS Durable Goods Grant from EEC are listed in the Excel document below.

If you have a question about EEC's award decisions please contact Philip.Steigman@mass.gov.

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