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FY 2015 Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) (Fund Code 237) Bidders’ Conference April 2014. Bidders’ Conferences. Today’s Agenda . Welcome Overview of the FY 2015 Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant Questions and Answers Purpose Eligibility/Funding
(Fund Code 237)
To ensure consistency in responses:
The Massachusetts Department of Early
Education and Care’s (EEC) mission is to provide the
foundation that supports all children in their
development as lifelong learners and contributing
members of the community, and to support families
in their essential work as parents and caregivers.
EEC’s mission, vision and strategic plan are built on the recognition that families are essential partners in the agency’s work.
Through this competitive Grant Application, EEC may award grants to one or more vendor(s) who will provide all families with access to locally available comprehensive services and supports that strengthen families and promote optimal child development.
EEC has adopted the Strengthening Families Protective Factor framework and approach, which has widespread support from social science researchers, early childhood practitioners and policy experts.
The Protective Factors are:
Retrieved from The Center for the Study of Social Policy, Strengthening Families, March 28, 2014
Information and Resources
Family Education: Promote evidence-based education, family engagement, and literacy support through activities that:
Use of the ASQ Screening Tool supports CFCE priorities in the following ways:
Please see Appendix J:Ages and Stages Questionnaire and Parental Consent
CFCE grantees are expected to align their implementation of educational parent/child play groups with the following EEC guidelines:
Focused Support: Continuity through Early Childhood Transitions
Focused Support: Continuity through Early Childhood Transitions (continued)
Measuring Impact and Satisfaction
Supporting Early Education and Care and Out-of-School Time Educators/Programs
Local Advisory Council
Leveraging EEC’s Investment
Grantees are expected to generate in-kind contributions as well as
public and private resources to support service delivery. ( Any in-kind
contributions, additional grant resources, or other supports must be accounted for in theCFCE FY 2015 In-Kind Contributions and Fundraising form in this grant application.)
FY 2015 Calendar of Activities
Applicants are expected to submit a calendar of activities that meet
the objectives and priorities of the CFCE grant. (Please complete and
submit the FY 2015 CFCE Calendar of Activities form in this grant application.)
The following application components will be evaluated in the grant review process:
Please see APPENDIX O: FY 2015 EVALUATION AND RATING CRITERIA
(Please see Appendix L: New Communities to be Served by CFCE)
*see background slide #29 for list of new communities
1. The purchase of food will not redirect funds away from services to be delivered.
2. CFCE funds may not be used to purchase food for council, staff or stakeholder meetings.
3. Food may only be purchased for and integrated into CFCE activities as an intentional extension of the curriculum for parents and children, such as:
Located on the EEC Website is a link to access the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Online Application. This will take you to the Introduction page.
Enter the Online Application by clicking Login to Online Application.
SUBMIT ONLINE: Once your Online Application is complete, click Submit at the bottom of the home page to send your Online Application to EEC.
Once submitted, an Applicant will be able to print their entire application as a PDF by clicking Print Summary. Please ensure that your checklist is complete and accurate at this
The online portion of the Grant Application includes the following information that must be submitted online and printed as a PDF document. Note: A PDF document is created once an Applicant has clicked the Submit button of the Online Application.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Standard Administrative Forms:
If there are any changes to the administration or your fiscal forms are not already on file with the EEC, you will need to fill out and mail to the EEC:
You do not need to email these materials the Administrative Forms,
please only sign and mail these in with your grant application.
Appendix A: Online Application Instructions
Appendix B: FY 2015 CFCE Budget Guidelines
Appendix C: Grant Payment Terms, Grant Expenditures, Termination, Recoupment of Funds, and Relevant Law
Appendix D: FY 2015 CFCE Eligibility Amounts
Appendix E: List of Towns and Cities in each EEC Region
Appendix F-1: Demographic Information Regarding Cities and Towns in Massachusetts
Appendix F-2: Demographic Information Regarding Cities and Towns in Massachusetts
Appendix G: Supplemental Information for FY 2015 CFCE Grant
Appendix H: Lead Roles & Responsibilities
Appendix I: CFCE Local Advisory Council Roles and Responsibilities
Appendix J: Ages and Stages Questionnaire and Parental Consent
Appendix K: EEC Approved Evidence-based Early Literacy Practices and Models
Appendix L: New Communities to be Served by CFCE
Appendix M: Parent-Child Home Program Guidelines and Service Delivery Requirements
Appendix N: Parent-Child Home Program Required Communities and Affiliated PCHP Lead Agencies
Appendix O: FY 2015 Evaluation and Rating Criteria
All of the following documents below must be submitted:
The ENTIRE Grant Application must be completed by and submitted by: May 1, 2014 BY 4:00 PM
(mail, online, electronic must be submitted and in the EEC office)
The printed PDF summary and one (1) original and three (3) copies to EEC along with any necessary administrative forms. EEC’s mailing address is displayed at the bottom of the cover page.
Notification of Online Application Submission: