FY13 QRIS Program Quality Improvement Grants for Early Education and Care and Out-Of–School –Time Programs
United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley (UWMBMV) and the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) have partnered to support and strengthen the capacity of early education and out-of-school time program leaders to identify, prioritize, and implement improvements that move them forward in the state’s Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS). This grant application’s purpose is to provide QRIS Program Quality Improvement Grants to all eligible programs/educators in the mixed delivery system to make quality program improvements, in pursuit of upward progress on the levels defined in the QRIS system.
The goal is to support programs/educators to engage in a process of continuous quality improvement to enhance outcomes for all children in Massachusetts, especially those populations most at risk. UWMBMV will award QRIS Program Quality Improvement grants to eligible programs through a rolling grant process. Programs at all self-assessed QRIS levels may be eligible to apply.
The grant application information is available at: http://www.cybergrants.com/qrisgrants. The deadline for grant proposals is March 8, 2013.