Through the Career Pathways Grant, the Department of Early Education and Care (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 (ECE/OST) workforce. Initiatives supported through the grant focus on identifying the recruitment and training needs specific to the ECE/OST workforce, expanding opportunities for career advancement and retention, and early education and care stakeholder, employer and industry collaboration.
Who can apply
This is a competitive grant application that is open to all public community colleges located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Please refer to the FY 2019 Early Childhood Education Career Pathways Grant Application for the list of eligibility requirements for this grant.
How to apply
Instructions on how to apply for the Early Childhood Education Career Pathways Grant are posted on COMMBUYS, under Bid #: BD-19-1037-1CEN0-C0000-32231. You will need to log in to COMMBUYS to view the Bid posting.
Once you are logged into COMMBUYS, you can search for the grant application by the Bid number. Please refer to the document titled "Early Childhood Education Career Pathways Grant Online Application Instructions.doc" for the instructions and link to the online application.
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:||November 16, 2018|
|Webinar (register online):||November 29, 2018||10:00 AM - 12:00 PM|
|Submission of Intent to Bid (email to EECSubmission@mass.gov):||December 3, 2018||4:00 PM|
|Submission of written inquiries
(email to EECSubmission@mass.gov):
|December 3, 2018||4:00 PM|
|Response to inquiries posted:||December 10, 2018
|Application deadline:||January 4, 2018||4:00 PM|
|Notification of awards:||January 28, 2018
|Grant start date:||February 1, 2018
EEC reserves the right to adjust the timeframe above. It is the responsibility of the applicant to check this page and COMMBUYS for updates.
FY19 Career Pathways- Fund Code 325
|Name of agency||Mailing address||Award amount|
|Bristol Community College||777 Elsbree Street
Fall River, MA 02720
|Bunker Hill Community College||250 New Rutherford Ave
Boston, MA 02129
|Cape Cod Community College||2240 Iyannough Road
West Barnstable, MA 02668
|Holyoke Community College||303 Homestead Avenue
Holyoke, MA 01040
|Massachusetts Bay Community College||50 Oakland Street
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
|Massasoit Community College||1 Massasoit Boulevard
Brockton, MA 02302
|Middlesex Community College||33 Kearney Square
Lowell, MA 01852
|Mount Wachusett Community College||444 Green Street
Gardner, MA 01440
|North Shore Community College||1 Ferncroft Road, LE-217
Danvers, MA 01923
|Quinsigamond Community College||670 West Boylston St
Worcester, MA 01606
|Roxbury Community College||1234 Columbus Avenue
Roxbury, MA 02120
|Springfield Technical Community College||One Armory Square
PO Box 9000, Suite 1
Springfield, MA 01102