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CIF, CEDAC, and EEC Announce $6.5 Million in Awards from the FY20 Early Education and Out of School Time (EEOST) Capital Fund

This week, Children’s Investment Fund, Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC), and the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) announced that seven non-profit providers of early childhood education and out-of-school time organizations received $6.5 million from the Early Education and Out of School Time (EEOST) Capital Fund for F...

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Children’s Investment Fund and Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) Announce Modification to the EEOST Capital Fund

This week the Children’s Investment Fund (CIF), an affiliate of the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC), and the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) announced changes to the funding available through the Early Education and Out of School Time (EEOST) Capital Fund. The three organizations announced that in FY21, the EEOS...

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The Paycheck Protection Program and Accessing Support: An Update for Child Care Providers

Children’s Investment Fund is launching a technical assistance effort with the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) to help the ECE/OST field with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). On Monday, April 27, the second round of funding for the PPP ($310 billion) became available to small businesses, but the funding is in high...

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EEC Commissioner Aigner-Treworgy Announces $6 Million in FY19 EEOST Awards

On December 19th at Village Market Place in Hyannis, Commissioner Aigner-Treworgy of the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) announced $6 million in FY19 Early Education and Out of School Time (EEOST) Capital Fund awards. "Well-designed buildings, classrooms and play spaces help provide high-quality learning environments in which children grow and...

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Working Together to Invest in High-Quality Early Education and Care

At INSITES this week, Amy O’Leary – a member of the Children’s Investment Fund Board of Directors and the current director of Early Education for All, a campaign of Strategies for Children – shares why she believes in advocating for high-quality early education and care facilities across the Commonwealth. I have always had great admiration for the work of the C...

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $118 Million in Awards to Produce and Preserve Affordable Housing Across the Commonwealth

The highlight of the year for affordable housing production and preservation occurred on July 18th with the announcement of funding awards in the annual rental housing funding round to 28 affordable housing projects in Massachusetts. When Governor Baker signed the $1.8 billion Housing Bond bill last year – the largest the state has ever seen – it was clear that the Bak...

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Fostering Continued Collaboration for Worcester CDCs

In partnership with the Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP) and Clark University, CEDAC launched a series of workshops with community development corporations (CDCs) in Worcester in order to develop a shared agenda for continued City and State investment in affordable housing projects. We recently completed the second year of these workshops, with topics derived from e...

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Bidding Farewell to Commissioner Tom Weber and Deputy Commissioner Bill Concannon

This week, the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) offers thanks to two state officials who have been extremely important to the creation and successful implementation of the Early Education and Out of School Time (EEOST) Capital Fund: Commissioner Tom Weber and Deputy Commissioner for Administration/Chief Financial Officer Bill Concannon. Bot...

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CEDAC Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary at Event Honoring Mel King

“Teamwork makes the dream work.” Mel King, legendary community activist and former state representative, invoked this phrase as he concluded his remarks at our 40th anniversary celebration on March 14th.  And Mel did not just speak these words, but rather inspired the audience to chant them together with him.  This phrase sums up his philosophy on community develo...

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Evolution of the Fund: A Look Back With Mav Pardee

At INSITES this week, we complete our series of spotlights on previous directors of the Children's Investment Fund ("the Fund"). Today, Mav Pardee, the organization's third director, recounts the Fund's long history of working with non-profit providers to create high-quality learning environments for the most vulnerable children in Massachusetts. 1. Describe your exper...

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