FY2021 Commonwealth Preschool Partnership Initiative (CPPI) Grant - fund code 515

Deadline for Applications: June 11, 2020

The Commonwealth Preschool Partnership Initiative (CPPI) Grants purpose is to continue to expand high-quality pre-kindergarten or preschool opportunities on a voluntary basis to children who will be eligible for kindergarten by September 2021 using the Massachusetts Preschool Expansion Grant public-private partnership model.  These grants provide communities who have received CPPI grants in FY19 the opportunity to continue the work of expanding access, aligning and improving the quality of local early education systems serving 3 and 4 year olds through partnerships between the local public school district and local EEC-licensed early education programs.

Who can apply

This is a renewal grant.  Only those agencies and programs that received CPPI funding in FY 2020 are eligible to apply for the renewal grant funds.

Eligibility Requirements

Please refer to the original FY 2019 Commonwealth Preschool Partnership Initiative Grant Application for the list of the eligibility requirements for this grant.

How to apply

The instructions for how to apply for the FY2021 Commonwealth Preschool Partnership Initiative Grant are posted on COMMBUYS, under Bid #:  BD-20-1027-1CEN0-C0000-51852.  On the COMMBUYS posting, please refer to the document title “FY2021 CPPI Grant Online Application Instructions.doc” for the instructions and link to the online application. 

NOTE:  Please see Appendix A for detailed submission instructions during the COVID19 pandemic.  No hard copies of applications are needed at this time.

Timeline for the grant


Date Due

Time Due

Grant release date:

May 22, 2020


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

June 2, 2020

4:00 PM

Posting of Responses to Written Inquiries:                             

June 8, 2020 (estimated)


Application Deadline:

June 11, 2020

4:00 PM

Grant Start Date:                                                          

July 1, 2020