FY2020 Parent-Child Home Program Expansion Grant - Fund Code 239

Deadline for Applications: August 5, 2019 by 4:00 PM

The FY 2020 Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP) Expansion Grant will support and strengthen parents’ skills in enhancing their children’s cognitive development and school readiness. Program sites will serve families challenged by poverty, low levels of education, language barriers, homelessness, and other potential obstacles to academic success. Services will be delivered through the PCHP evidence-based model of intensive home visits. 

Who can apply

This is a competitive grant opportunity open to the following current CFCE grantees who:

  • Received FY19 PCHP Expansion Grants or
  • Offer the PCHP program through their existing CFCE grant and would like to expand the number of families served, or
  • Do not currently offer the PCHP program, but would like to expand their capacity to offer this model for high needs families.

Priority will be given to CFCE grantees who received FY19 PCHP Expansion Grants in order to provide continuity of programming for families. These grantees are:

  • City of Brockton
  • City of Somerville
  • City of Worcester
  • Community Health Programs, Inc.
  • City of Fall River
  • Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc.
  • City of Leominster
  • City of Lowell
  • City of Lynn
  • Montachusett Opportunity Council
  • People Acting In Community
  • YMCA Of Central Massachusetts

Eligibility requirements

Please refer to the FY2020 PCHP Expansion Grant Application for the list of eligibility requirements for this grant.


How to apply

The instructions for how to apply for the FY2020 PCHP Family Child Care Quality Enhancement Grant are posted on COMMBUYS, under Bid #: BD-19-1037-1CEN0-C0000-40197. On the COMMBUYS posting, please refer to the document title “FY2020 PCHP Expansion 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 PCHP Expansion Grant.”

Timeline for grant

Timeline for grant

Due Date


Grant Application Release:                                

July 9, 2019


Submission of Intent to Bid (send to EECSubmission@mass.gov): 

July 15, 2019

4:00 PM

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

July 15, 2019

4:00 PM

Response to Written Inquiries:

July 19, 2019 (estimated)


Submission Deadline:

August 5 , 2019

4:00 PM

Notification of Awards:                                 

August 16, 2019 (estimated)


Grant Start Date:                                                                      

August 26, 2019 (estimated)



EEC reserves the right to adjust the timeframe above. It is the responsibility of the applicant to keep up to date on changes to this Grant Application by checking this website.