FY2020 Family Child Care Enhancement Grant - Fund Code 238

Deadline for Applications: March 21, 2019 by 4:00 PM

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 these programs. This quality initiative is aligned with the Department of Early Education and Care's overall focus of building the capacity of the early childhood workforce and is designed to support the engagement and progression of these programs in the Massachusetts Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS).

Who can apply

This is a continuation, non-competitive grant that is only open to those lead agencies who received a Fund Code 238 - FY2019 Family Child Care Quality Enhancement Grant in FY2019.

Eligibility requirements

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

How to apply

Instructions on how to apply for the FY2020 Family Child Care Quality Enhancement Grant are posted on COMMBUYS, under Bid #:BD-19-1037-1CEN0-C0000-35871. Please refer to the document title “Appendix A: FY2020 PCHP Family Child Care Quality Enhancement Grant Online Application Instructions” 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

  Due Date Time Due

Grant Release Date:                                 

February 21, 2019


Application Deadline:


March 21, 2019

4:00 PM

Grant Notification:

April 11, 2019 (estimated)


Grant Start Date:                                                                      

July 1, 2019 (estimated)



Questions and further assistance

Please submit programmatic questions to Sarah Volkenant at sarah.volkenant@mass.gov.

If you require technical assistance with the online application, please email EECSubmission@mass.gov with the subject line, "FY2020 FCC Grant Fund Code 238."