FY2019 Universal PreKindergarten Quality Grant - Fund Code 511

Deadline for Applications: April 23, 2018 at 4:00PM

Grant description

The purpose of the Universal PreKindergarten (UPK) grant is to provide high-quality prekindergarten programs that help to promote preschool children’s school readiness at Kindergarten entry.

Who can apply

This is a competitive grant open to all interested vendors.

Eligibility requirements

Please refer to the FY2019 Universal Pre-Kindergarten Grant Application on COMMBUYS for the list of eligibility requirements for this grant.

How to apply

The instructions for how to apply for the FY2019 Universal Pre-Kindergarten Grant are posted on COMMBUYS, under Bid #: BD-18-1037-1CEN0-C0000-24701. On the COMMBUYS posting, please refer to the document title “FY 2019 Universal Pre-Kindergarten 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:

March 14, 2018

Bidders' webinar (register at: FY19 UPK Bidders' Webinar): March 23, 2018 1:30-2:30 PM
Submission of intent to bid (send to EECSubmission@mass.gov): March 26, 2018 4:00 PM
Submission of written inquiries
(send to
March 26, 2018 4:00 PM
Response to inquiries posted: April 4, 2018 (estimated)  

Application deadline:

April 23, 2018

4:00 PM

Notification of awards: June 15, 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. 

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

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