FY2019 Educator and Provider Support Grant - fund code (322)

Deadline for Applications: May 14, 2018 by 4:00 PM

Grant description

The FY19 Educator and Provider Support (EPS) Grant funds a statewide network of professional development and technical assistance resources that help build early educator competencies, improve instructional practices, and increase program quality.  

Who can apply

This is a renewal grant. Only those vendors who received an Educator and Provider Support Grant from the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 can apply for this grant.

Eligibility requirements

Current FY2018 Educator and Provider Support grantees must be in good financial and programmatic standing with EEC to be eligible for a renewal grant in FY2019. 

Please refer to the original Educator and Provider Support Grant Application from FY2018 for the complete list of eligibility requirements for this grant.

How to apply

Instructions on how to apply for the FY2019 Educator and Provider Support Grant are posted on COMMBUYS, under Bid number BD-18-1037-1CEN0-C0000-26043.  You will need to log in to COMMBUYS to view the Bid posting. 

Please note that only FY18 Educator and Provider Support 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 Educator and Provider Support Grant 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.


Grant release date:

April 17, 2018


Submission of written inquiries: (send to EECsubmission@mass.gov) April 23, 2018 4:00 PM
Response to written inquiries posted: May 2, 2018 (estimated) 4:00 PM
Application deadline: May 14, 2018 4:00 PM
Notification of awards: June 15, 2018 (estimated)  

Grant start date:

July 1, 2018


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