FY2019 Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant - Fund Code 237

Deadline for Applications: May 8, 2018 by 4:00PM

The FY 2019 Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant will provide families with access to locally-available comprehensive services and supports that strengthen families, promote optimal child development and bolster school readiness.

Who Can Apply

The FY2019 Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant is a continuation, non-competitive grant program.  Only those lead agencies who received a CFCE Grant in FY2018 can apply for FY2019 Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant funds.

Eligibility Requirements

Current FY2018 CFCE grantees must be in good financial and programmatic standing with the Department of Early Education and Care to be eligible for a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) continuation grant in FY2019.  

How to apply

Instructions on how to apply for the FY2019 CFCE grant are posted on COMMBUYS, under Bid number BD-18-1037-1CEN0-C0000-25602.  You will need to log in to COMMBUYS to view the Bid posting. 

Please note that only FY2018 CFCE grantees can access the FY2019 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 "FY2019 Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) 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


Date Due

Time Due

Grant release date:

April 5, 2018

Webinar (register online): April 12, 2018 1:30-3:00 PM
Submission of written inquiries
(send to 
April 13, 2018 4:00 PM
Response to inquiries posted: April 23, 2018 (estimated)  

Application deadline:

May 8, 2018

4:00 PM

Notification of awards: June 11, 2018 (estimated)  

Grant start date:

July 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.