The First 5 Sonoma County Commission established criteria in 2010 that has been applied since to inform decisions regarding proposed options and choices for the 2010-2020 Strategic Plan, as well as periodic updates.
The Commission prioritizes funding for programs and approaches that:
- Address a priority need or critical gap in the community
- Build on local assets
- Have been proven to create significant, measurable change
- Are likely to mobilize other resources to intensify the effort
- Are closely connected to school readiness.