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Grant to Massachusetts Business or Nonprofit for Mental Health Services for Preschoolers

FY 2017 Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Grant


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Funding Source
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)
Funding or PIN Number: 700
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Geographic Focus
USA: Massachusetts

Important Dates
Conference Date: 03/07/16
LOI Date: 03/09/16
Deadline: 03/31/16 4:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grant to a Massachusetts business or nonprofit to provide early childhood mental health services to help children in high needs communities succeed in school. On March 7 a bidders conference will be held. March 9 is the deadline to submit an Intent to Bid as well as questions.

Funds will be awarded to a vendor who will provide early childhood mental health consultation services through a statewide system that meets the needs of the programs, providers, educators, children, families, and communities throughout the Commonwealth.

Ultimately, EEC seeks to provide early childhood mental health consultation (ECMHC) services that address the developmental, social and emotional, and behavioral challenges of infants and young children that will support healthy development, reduce the suspension and expulsion rate in early education and care settings, and promote school success.

EEC is interested in enhancing access and opportunities for early childhood mental health consultations in high need communities where there are proportionately increased numbers of children identified with high needs.


  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • Open to all responsible sources
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
This grant is open to all vendors that are able to demonstrate through the submission of a successful grant application that they are able to meet the priorities and required services as outlined in the grant application.

Pre-Proposal Conference
Bidders' Conference:
March 7, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
EEC-Central Regional Office
10 Austin Street, Worcester, MA 01609

Pre-Application Information
Submission of Intent to Bid and submission of written inquiries due: March 9, 2016, 4:00 PM.

EEC to Post the Responses to Written Inquiries: March 18, 2016, 4:00 PM.

For competitive grants, your agency must be registered in COMMBUYS ( and follow the instructions on the Registration Instructions link within the Online Application in order to apply for this grant. Please note that even though you may have registered, you must select the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code (UNSPSC) 00-00-00 for all Grants in the Commonwealth. If you have already registered, please make sure you add the UNSPSC code to your registration.

Number of Grants
1 or more.

Term of Contract
Estimated grant start date: July 1, 2016 (estimated).

Contact Information
1-888-627-8283 or 617-720-3197
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday

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