FY2019 Family Child Care Quality Enhancement Grant - Fund Code 238

Deadline for Applications: March 28, 2018 at 4:00PM

Grant description

The purpose of this grant is to enhance the quality of Family Child Care (FCC) learning environments, with a specific focus on the early literacy and school readiness components of FCC programs.  This quality initiative is aligned with the Department of Early Education and Care’s overall focus on building the capacity of the early childhood workforce and is designed to support FCC programs in participating and progressing in the Massachusetts Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS).

Who can apply

This is a competitive grant opportunity open to all official Massachusetts Parent Child Home Program (PCHP) replication programs.

Eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible for a grant award, an applicant must demonstrate in their grant application that they are able to meet the priorities and required services outlined in the grant application.

Please refer to the FY2019 Family Child Care Quality Enhancement Grant Application for the list of eligibility requirements for this grant. 

How to apply

Instructions on how to apply for the FY2019 Family Child Care Quality Enhancement Grant are posted on COMMBUYS, under Bid number BD-18-1037-1CEN0-C0000-23558.  You will need to log in to COMMBUYS to view the Bid posting. 

On the COMMBUYS posting, please refer to the document titled "FY2019 PCHP Family Child Care Quality Enhancement 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.

Timeline for grant


Date Due

Time Due

Grant release date:

February 8, 2018

Submission of intent to bid (send to EECSubmission@massmail.state.ma.us): February 28, 2018 4:00 PM
Submission of written inquiries
(send to
February 28, 2018 4:00 PM
Response to inquiries posted: March 12, 2018 (estimated)  

Application deadline:

March 28, 2018

4:00 PM

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. 

Please note that EEC *will* disqualify any incomplete or late grant applications from consideration/review. 

Other information

A maximum of five awards will be funded through this procurement.