FY2020 Reach Out and Read - Fund code 763

Deadline of Application: September 5, 2019 by 4:00 PM

The FY2020 Reach Out and Read (ROR) Grant will support the statewide implementation of the ROR evidence-based model that promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms by giving new, developmentally and culturally appropriate children’s books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud.

Who can apply

This grant opportunity is open to Reach Out and Read (ROR), a nonprofit organization that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together. ROR must be able to demonstrate through the submission of a successful grant application that they are able to meet the priorities and required services as outlined in this grant application.

Eligibility requirements

Please refer to the FY 2020 Reach Out and Read Application for the list of eligibility requirements for this grant.


How to apply

The instructions for how to apply for the FY 2020 Reach Out and Read Application are posted on COMMBUYS, under Bid #: BD-20-1037-1CEN0-C0000-42667.

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 Reach Out and Reach Grant.”

Timeline for grant


Timeline for grant                

Due Date


Grant Application Release/Posting:                                  

August 6, 2019


Application Deadline

September 5, 2019

4:00 PM

Notification of Awards                                 

September 10, 2019 (estimated)


Grant Start Date                                                                     

September 16, 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.