FY2020 Universal Pre-Kindergarten Grant - Fund Code 511

Deadline for Applications: April 3, 2019 by 4:00 PM

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 renewal grant. Only those agencies and programs that received UPK funding in FY 2019 are eligible to apply for the renewal grant funds. The FY 2020 grants are not intended to expand current grantees’ UPK programs. Grantees must continue to fund the UPK classrooms and family child care homes selected for funding by EEC in FY 2019.

Eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible for the FY 2020 UPK renewal grant, the designated classrooms and/or family child care homes must continue to meet all of the criteria outlined in the FY 2019 UPK Grant Application. Please refer to the FY 2019 UPK Grant Application for the list of eligibility requirements for this grant.

How to apply

The instructions for how to apply for the FY 2020 UPK Grant are posted on COMMBUYS, under Bid #: BD-19-1037-1CEN0-C0000-36343. On the COMMBUYS posting, please refer to the document title “FY 2020 Universal Pre-Kindergarten Online Application Instructions.doc” for the instructions and link to the online application. 

COMMBUYS assistance

For assistance with using COMMBUYS, contact the COMMBUYS Help Desk at 1-888-627-8283 or email COMMBUYS at COMMBUYS@state.ma.us.

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

Timeline for grant


Date Due

Time Due

Grant Release Date:                           

March 5, 2019


Submission of Intent to Bid (send to:  


March 13, 2019

4:00 PM

Application Deadline:

April 3, 2019

4:00 PM

Notification of Awards:                               

May 15, 2019 (estimated)


Grant Start Date:                                                                  

July 1, 2019 (estimated)