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EEOST Capital Fund

The FY21 EEOST Capital Fund special round is currently underway!

This year, the program will award grants between $100,000 and $250,000 to non-profit early education and out-of-school time centers to offset expenses for capital improvements related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency.

Applications are due on December 10th. All application documents are posted on COMMBUYS.

Recordings of the Information Sessions can be watched here:

November 10, 2020
November 16, 2020

Recordings of the COVID-19-Era Design Considerations Webinars can be watched here:

October 20, 2020
November 17, 2020

More Information

In 2013, the Massachusetts House and Senate approved the five-year housing and community development bond bill which, for the first time ever, included a new Early Education and Out of School Time (EEOST) Capital Fund to improve the quality of program facilities.

EEOST’s reauthorization in May 2018 for an additional five years affirms the positive impact that high-quality education makes in children’s lives and in the economic development of the Commonwealth. It also acknowledges that all children, regardless of family income or circumstances, should be educated in physical environments that support healthy development and learning.

As the legislation outlines, grant recipients must be center-based, non-profit early childhood education and/or out-of-school time programs.

Children’s Investment Fund works closely with CEDAC and the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care to administer the Early Education and Out of School Time Capital Fund. For more information, please contact the Children’s Investment Fund team at EEOST@childrensinvestmentfundma.org.

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FY21 Special Grant Round
Awarded Projects

FY14/FY15:

  • Beverly Children’s Learning Center, Beverly
  • Catholic Charitable Bureau of the Archdiocese of Boston, Inc., Lynn
  • Community Teamwork, Lowell
  • Ellis Memorial and Eldridge House, Inc., Boston
  • For Kids Only Afterschool, Revere
  • Robbins Children’s Programs, Attleboro
  • Merrimack Valley YMCA, Lawrence
  • Tri-Community YMCA, Southbridge
  • United Teen Equality Center, Lowell
  • Valley Opportunity Council, Chicopee

FY16:

  • Aspire Development Services, Lynn
  • Brookview House, Inc., Boston
  • Community Art Center, Inc., Cambridge
  • Epiphany School, Boston
  • Guild of St. Agnes of Worcester, Inc., Webster
  • Rainbow Child Development Center, Worcester

FY17:

  • Child Care of the Berkshires, North Adams
  • Belchertown Day School, Inc., Belchertown
  • Action for Boston Community Development, Boston
  • YWCA of Southeastern Massachusetts, New Bedford
  • Worcester Community Action Council, Webster

FY18:

  • Citizens for Citizens, Fall River
  • Crispus Attucks Children’s Center, Dorchester
  • Elizabeth Stone House, Roxbury
  • Holyoke-Chicopee-Springfield Head Start, Springfield

FY19:

  • Cape Ann YMCA/ YMCA of the North Shore, Gloucester
  • Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Lawrence
  • Greater Lowell Family YMCA, Lowell
  • Horizons for Homeless Children, Roxbury
  • YMCA of Cape Cod, Hyannis
  • YWCA of Central MA, Worcester

FY20:

  • Berkshire Family YMCA, Pittsfield
  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater Westfield, Westfield
  • Community Action Incorporated, Haverhill
  • East Boston Social Centers, East Boston
  • Guild of St Agnes, Worcester
  • Old Colony YMCA, Brockton
  • South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC), Framingham
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