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Competitive Grant Opportunity - Posted 12.21.09

FY2010 EEC Assessment grant – Fund Code 513

EEC is pleased to announce this competitive grant opportunity. The use of child assessment systems and screening in preschool settings is an important method to support developmentally appropriate individualized teaching and is an integral piece of high quality programming. Through this competitive Request for Proposals (RFP), EEC will award grants to one or more vendor(s) who will provide training/technical assistance, professional development, and assessment and screening tools and materials to programs in the mixed delivery system to support the implementation of assessment and screening in settings serving preschool children across the Commonwealth. Ultimately, EEC seeks to make child assessment and screening sustainable practices in the early education and care field.

This competitive grant is due on 1/27/2010 and is intended for an entity to apply to provide the described services statewide or in a large portion of the state (TBD based on applications received). This grant is not intended for early childhood programs to apply for directly. Questions about this grant must be submitted in writing to eecgrants@state.ma.us with “Assessment RFP” in the subject line. EEC anticipates posting answers to questions on or around 1/18/2010.

  • Assessment RFP (includes parts III, IV, and Appendices A, B, and D)    pdf document    Word document
  • Part II - Budget Detail     Excel document
  • Part V - Outcomes and Measures     Excel document
  • Appendix C – Programs with more than 50% children with subsidy     Excel document

Applicants are required to submit the forms listed below only if they do not currently have them on file with the Commonwealth of MA

  • Commonwealth Terms & Conditions form    pdf document    Word document
  • W-9 Form    pdf document    Word document
  • Contractor Authorized Signatory Listing    pdf document    Word document
  • EFT form    pdf document
  • Executive Order 504 Contractor Certification Form    pdf document    Word document

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Competitive Grant Opportunity - Posted 12.17.09

FY2010 EEC ARRA 102 - Out-of-School Time Literacy and Learning Promotion grant

EEC is pleased to announce this competitive grant opportunity for Out-of-School-Time Literacy and Learning Promotion. The goal of the Out-of-School Time Literacy and Learning Promotion grant is to retain or increase students’ academic gains, particularly in the area of literacy, by reinforcing their school day and year learning through high-impact activities and effective curricula during the summer months and throughout the school year. This grant will support increasing OST programs’ capacity to implement high-impact learning activities through partnerships with public school districts for direct training, modeling of effective direct instructional practice; and coaching/feedback for staff.

This grant is funded through federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Funding This grant is also posted on the Comm-pass website: www.comm-pass.com

In order to ensure fairness to all potential applicants, questions regarding this RFR will only be accepted in writing via electronic submission. Email questions to eecgrants@massmail.state.ma.us. Questions must be received by January 4, 2010. EEC expects to post responses to questions on EEC’s website by January 11, 2010.

  • Out-of-School Time Literacy and Learning Promotion grant    pdf document    Word document
  • Part II – Budget Detail Workbook     Excel document
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts Contract Attachment Notice of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Performance and Reporting Requirements form   
  • "How to Post Recovery Jobs" flyer from The Massachusetts Recovery Plan   
  • "Know Your Rights Under the Recovery Act!" flyer from Recovery.gov    pdf document

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Request for Nominations – Head Start and Early Head Start

EEC is pleased to announce an opportunity for Head Start and Early Head Start grantees to apply to be nominated by the Governor of Massachusetts as Centers of Excellence in Early Childhood. The Centers of Excellence program will recognize Head Start and Early Head Start grantees that are performing at the highest levels of quality. The Office of Head Start plans to fund 10 Centers of Excellence nationally in the upcoming year.

The Centers of Excellence program will recognize Head Start and Early Head Start grantees that are performing at the highest levels of quality. Excellent and effective programs are those that have achieved and are actively building upon full compliance with the Program Performance Standards and are implementing comprehensive, innovative and targeted approaches to enhance program services. Such programs are producing positive, measurable outcomes for children’s school success; encouraging families in supporting children’s learning, and increasing staff competency.

Each designated grantee will be awarded $200,000 a year for a period of 5 years, subject to the availability of funds. Should additional funds become available, the Office of Head Start plans to designate at least one Center of Excellence in Early Childhood in each State, The District of Columbia, and the commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as in the American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start programs and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs.

Nomination materials must be sent in to EEC by November 27, 2009. Once nominated, selected centers could then apply for funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Head Start by submitting a grant application due at a later date. Please see Request for Nominations document for full nomination schedule.

  • Centers of Excellence in Early Childhood Education – Request for Nominations     pdf document    Word document

* please note limited time to respond


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FY10 Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) Classroom Quality Grant Renewal

The UPK Classroom Quality grant provides funds to eligible preschool programs for activities to maintain and improve the quality of their services. In order to be eligible for renewal funding, programs must have received a Classroom Quality grant in Fiscal Year 2009 and continue to fund originally designated UPK classrooms and family child care homes. Responses to the RFR questionnaire and all required documents must be received by EEC by Friday, July 17, 2009 at 4:30 pm.

  • FY10 UPK Classroom Quality Grant Renewal RFR     pdf document    Word document
  • Link to online RFR renewal questionnaire
    • Hard copy of RFR questionnaire for Licensed Center-based Programs    pdf document    Word document
    • Hard copy of RFR questionnaire for Family Child Care Systems     pdf document    Word document
    • Hard copy of RFR questionnaire for Independent Family Child Care Providers    pdf document    Word document
    • Hard copy of RFR questionnaire for Public School Programs    pdf document    Word document
    • Hard copy of RFR questionnaire for Private School Programs    pdf document    Word document
  • FY10 UPK Budget Form: Centers, Schools, Independent FCC providers    Excel document
  • FY10 UPK Budget Form: FCC systems     Excel document
  • FY10 UPK Narrative Form     Excel document
  • FY10 UPK Budget and Narrative Instructions    Word document
  • FY10 UPK Anticipated Grant Award Amounts    Excel document
  • FY10 UPK Contact Information Form     pdf document    Word document
  • FY10 UPK Outcome and Performance Measures Reporting Form    Excel document

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FY10 Mental Health Consultation Services Grant

The purpose of this grant is to provide mental health consultation services to children, families, and early education and care providers in order to promote the healthy social and emotional development of all children; build the capacity of early education and care program staff to enhance children’s learning through positive, nurturing interactions with children and with their families; and reduce the number of children who are suspended or expelled from EEC-funded programs.

  • FY10 Mental Health Consultation Grant    pdf document    Word document
  • Part I – Budget Detail and Narrative     Excel document
  • Part II – Subcontractor Budget Detail and Narrative     Excel document
  • Appendix A – FY10 Mental Health Consultation Grant Eligibility Amount    Excel document

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FY10 Building Careers in Early Education and Care Renewal Grant

The Building Careers in Early Education and Care (Building Careers) renewal grant funds college courses and academic advising for early education and care and out-of-school time educators who are seeking a degree in early childhood education or a related field. The program is designed to help non-traditional students succeed academically and professionally by providing career and academic advising, using a cohort model, and scheduling courses at times that are convenient for working adults.

Only Building Careers grantees that were awarded funding in Fiscal Year 2009 are eligible for renewal funding through this application. Responses are due to EEC’s Central Office by 4:30 pm on Tuesday, June 30, 2009.

  • FY2010 Building Careers in Early Education and Care Renewal Grant    pdf document    Word document
  • Part I: Budget Detail and Narrative     Excel document
  • Appendix A: FY2010 Building Careers & Special Education Component Eligibility Amounts     Excel document
  • FY2010 Building Careers Grant Q&A     pdf document    Word document
  • FY2010 Building Careers Student Terms and Conditions     pdf document    Word document
  • FY2010 Building Careers Mid Year Report & Student List     Excel document

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FY10 Head Start State Supplemental Grant

The purpose of the Head Start State Supplemental grant program is to supplement federal funding of Early Head Start and Head Start programs with state dollars to support program quality and access to comprehensive services for children and families.

  • FY10 Head Start State Supplemental Grant    pdf document    Word document
  • Part I – Budget Detail    Excel document
  • Part II – Subcontractor Budget Detail    Excel document
  • Part VII – FY10 Head Start Program Site Survey    Excel document
  • Appendix D – FY10 Head Start State Supplemental Eligibility Amounts    Excel document

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FY10 PCHP and JFSP Grants

Parent Child Home Program (PCHP) Fund Code 703

PCHP is a home-based parenting, early literacy, and school readiness program designed to help strengthen verbal interaction and educational play between parents and their young children. PCHP supports and strengthens parents' skills in enhancing their children's cognitive development and school readiness. Program sites serve families challenged by poverty, low levels of education, language barriers, homelessness, and other obstacles to academic success.

Joint Family Support Programming (JFSP) Fund Code 704

The Joint Family Support Programming (JFSP) grant supports the creation and/or expansion of the Parent Child Home Program in communities with existing Massachusetts Family Networks. The JFSP grant is designed to fund a coordinated approach to family outreach, education, and support in communities with high concentrations of families who are low income, whose first language is not English, who are homeless, and/or are living in isolation.

The 25 lead agencies that received PCHP grants and the 11 lead agencies that received JFSP grants in FY 2009 are eligible to apply for these grant funds through this application.


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FY10 Massachusetts Family Network Grant

The Massachusetts Family Network program (MFN) develops and implements models of parent outreach, education, and support that are aligned with protective factors creating healthy environments for the optimal development of all children within the context of the family.

MFN provides collaborative, comprehensive, high quality networks of family supports that are culturally sensitive, welcoming, and accessible to all families with young children (prenatal through 3 years old). MFN programs cultivate leadership, support family literacy, child development and grow inter-family relationships by building on the strengths of parents (and other adults in the parenting role) and existing resources in the community.

The 42 lead agencies that received MFN grants in FY 2009 are eligible to apply for grant funds.

  • FY10 MFN Grant    pdf document    Word document
  • Part I – Budget Detail    Excel document
  • Part II – Subcontractor Budget Detail    Excel document
  • Part IV – MFN Outcomes and Measures    pdf document    Excel document
  • Appendix B – FY10 MFN Eligibility Amounts    pdf document    Excel document
  • FY10 MFN Final Award Amounts    Excel document

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FY10 Early Childhood Special Education Consolidated Package

Due to some technical difficulties experienced by grantees in the submission of their grants to EEC, the deadline for this grant has been extended to 5pm on Tuesday June 30th. Grants that have been submitted are in the process of review. Those that include funding of summer programs will be prioritized for grant review and processing to accommodate summer timelines.

This consolidated package contains three grants related to the inclusion of children with disabilities in early education and care programs. Each grant has a similar purpose to support young children with disabilities and unique reporting requirements to state and federal agencies.    pdf document    Word document

  • Early Childhood Special Education Allocation (fund code 262)
  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA/IDEA) (fund code 762)
  • Inclusive Preschool Learning Environments (fund code 391)

Please note: The RFR for the Consolidated Package is above. Below are the allocation amounts, required program and budget information for each grant. Grants must be submitted individually by fund code.

FY10 Early Childhood Special Education Allocation (fund code 262)
Important!
All sections of the FY10 Early Childhood Special Education Allocation grant are to be completed online, except the W-9 form. The W-9 form, listed below, is also required and should be used. All other listed documents are to be used as a reference only. Click here to begin.
  • FY10 262 Early Childhood Special Education Required Program Information    pdf document    Word document
  • FY10 262 Early Childhood Special Education Statistical Information    pdf document    Word document
  • FY10 262 Early Childhood Special Education Allocation Amounts    pdf document    Excel document
  • FY10 262 Budget    Excel document
  • FY10 Program Contact Information    pdf document    Word document
  • FY10 Schedule A    pdf document    Word document
  • W-9 form    pdf document    Word document
FY10 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA/IDEA) (fund code 762) The funds are for preschool special education and the allocation is for the first installment; this grant follows the application and reporting requirements of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE).
Grant must be submitted to EEC at the following email address: earlychildhoodsped@massmail.state.ma.us
  • FY10 762 ARRA/IDEA Electronic Workbook    pdf document    Excel document
  • FY10 762 ARRA/IDEA Preschool Allocation Amounts    pdf document    Excel document
  • FY10 Program Contact Information    pdf document    Word document
  • W-9 form    pdf document    Word document
FY10 Inclusive Preschool Learning Environments (fund code 391) Note: Only CPC lead agencies that received Inclusive Preschool Learning Environments grants in FY 09 and provided direct services in inclusive classrooms are eligible to apply for this grant.
Grant must be submitted to EEC at the following email address: earlychildhoodsped@massmail.state.ma.us
  • FY10 391 Inclusive Preschool Learning Environments Required Program Information    pdf document    Word document
  • FY10 391 Inclusive Preschool Learning Environments Budget and Narrative    pdf document    Excel document
  • FY10 391 Inclusive Preschool Learning Environments Eligibility Amounts    pdf document    Excel document
  • FY10 Program Contact Information    pdf document    Word document
  • W-9 form    pdf document    Word document

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FY10 Program and Practitioner Supports Grant

The Program and Practitioner Supports Grant combines funding for professional development and accreditation support that has been administered separately in previous years. The purpose of this grant program is to improve the quality of early education and out-of-school time services and outcomes for children by supporting professional development for educators and accreditation support for programs.

Please note: Appendix B, 2010 Funding/Eligibility Amounts has been revised to reflect an additional 5% reduction based on the Conference Committee budget. Revised Part I Budget and Part II Subcontractor Budget are also posted below. Grantees must submit revised budgets to eecprofdev@massmail.state.ma.us. by 4:30 P.M. on July 10, 2009.

The grant posted below was revised on 5-14-09 to allow CPCs to subcontract professional development services to CCR&Rs.

The grant posted below was revised on 6-29-09 to delete Appendix B, 2010 Funding/Eligibility Amounts. An updated Appendix B is posted separately below.

Only existing CPC programs that received Accreditation and/or Professional Development grants in FY2009 are eligible to apply for this grant.

  • FY10 Program and Practitioner Supports Grant (Revised 6-29-09)    pdf document    Word document
  • FY10 PPS Part I Budget (Revised 6-29-09)    pdf document    Excel document
  • FY10 PPS Part II Subcontractor Budget (Revised 6-29-09)    pdf document    Excel document
  • FY10 PPS Appendix B, Funding/Eligibility Amounts (Revised 6-29-09)    pdf document    Excel document
  • FY10 PPS Grant Part IV with Attach A    pdf document    Excel document
  • FY10 PPS Grant Part IV with Attach B Accredited Programs Resource    pdf document    Excel document
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Online Survey - Program and Practitioner Supports Grant 395
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FY10 Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant

EEC seeks to develop innovative approaches to comprehensive planning, coordination and delivery of local family access and community engagement services by allowing for the voluntary consolidation of renewal funding for Community Partnerships for Children Programs (CPC), Massachusetts Family Network Programs (MFN), Parent Child Home Programs (PCHP) and Joint Family Support Programs (JFSP).

  • FY10 Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant    pdf document    Word document
  • FY10 Part I – Budget Detail    Excel document
  • FY10 Part II – Subcontractor Budget Detail    Excel document
  • FY10 Part IV – Community, Family, and Child Outcomes and Measures    pdf document    Excel document
    • Appendix D – PCHP (703) Eligibility Amounts & Children Served    pdf document    Excel document
    • Appendix E – MFN (296) Eligibility Amounts    pdf document    Excel document
    • Appendix F – JFSP (704) Eligibility Amounts & Children Served    pdf document    Excel document
    • Appendix G – CPC LPC (392) Eligibility Amounts    pdf document    Excel document
  • FY10 Coordinated Family and Community Engagement - May 8th meeting Powerpoint Presentation    pdf document    PowerPoint presentation
  • FY2010 Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant Application Q&As    pdf document    Word document
  • Final FY10 Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant Award totals    Excel document

*Please note: CPCs who are not consolidating should use the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant application that is currently posted. You should fill in N/A for the questions that address consolidation as well as N/A on Part VII: Memorandum of Understanding form.

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