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Universal Pre-Kindergarten Open Competitive Grant

Through this Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) Open Competitive Grant Application, EEC may award grants to new UPK programs who will support and enhance the quality of services for children in UPK classrooms, especially for “high needs children,” as well as promote school readiness and positive outcomes for children participating in UPK classrooms and homes. Only preschool programs and/or family childcare homes that are not currently participating in UPK are eligible to apply for this grant. Classrooms and/or family child care homes must meet all 12 of the criteria outlined in the Grant Application.

All bidders submitting proposals must complete the following:

  • Online registration, which includes region selection, town selection and languages spoken.
  • All other requested forms as outlined in the Grant Application and updated on the EEC Website and COMM-PASS must be submitted by mail and electronically on or before January 7, 2014 by 4:00 PM to :

Department of Early Education and Care
FY 2014 UPK Open -Competitive Grants, Agency Name, Program Name
Attention: Michele Smith, Grants Administration
51 Sleeper Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02210

Bidders need not complete the entire online registration at one time. The application will automatically be saved. They may complete a portion of the on-line registration and finish entering their information at a later date/time until the close of this Grant Application at 4:00 PM on January 7, 2014. Bidders will also be able to print information entered into this system for their own records.

Throughout the bidding process, bidders are responsible for visiting the state procurement website (COMM-PASS) at or the EEC Website at to obtain forms, updates and information about this Grant Application.

For additional information please contact EECSubmission@MassMail.State.MA.US