FY2020 Head Start State Supplemental Grant - Fund Code 390

Deadline for Applications: May 31, 2019 by 4:00 PM

The purpose of the FY2020 Head Start State Supplemental Grant program is to support workforce development and program quality across all Head Start and Early Head Start sites in Massachusetts. The grant funds support staff’s salaries, compensation and benefits to address recruitment and retention of Head Start and Early Head staff, and high quality comprehensive services that may include coaches, mental health consultants and additional teaching staff to provide lower staff/child ratios. The grant also provides direct support for Head Start and Early Head Start programs to meet the 20% federal match requirement.

Who can apply

This is a continuation grant.  Only those Head Start and Early Head Start agencies that received a Head Start State Supplemental Grant in FY2019 can apply for FY2020 Head Start State Supplemental Grant funds.

Eligibility requirements

Please refer to the FY2019 Head Start State Supplemental Grant Application for the list of eligibility requirements for this grant.

How to apply

Instructions on how to apply for the FY2020 Head Start grant are posted on COMMBUYS, under Bid number: BD-19-1037-1CEN0-C0000-38546.   

Please note that only Head Start grantees can access the FY2020 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 "FY2020 Head Start State Supplemental 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.

If you require technical assistance with the online application, please email EECSubmission@mass.gov with the subject line, “FY2020 Head Start Grant.”

Timeline for Grant


Date Due

Time Due

Grant release date:

April 22, 2019


Webinar (Registration Link):

April 25, 2019

10:00 AM-12:00 PM                  

Submission of Written Inquiries (send to EECSubmission@mass.gov):

April 29, 2019

4:00 PM

Response to Written Inquiries:                             

May 6, 2019 (estimated)


Application Deadline:

May 31, 2019

4:00 PM

Notification of Awards:

June 17,  2019 (estimated)


Grant Start Date:                                                          

July 1, 2019 (estimated)