The First 5 Sonoma County Commission established the Flexibility Fund in order to respond to opportunities to improve the development and support of young children and their families in Sonoma County through innovative or emerging practice. Funds allocated under the Flexibility Fund will be provided for projects that address the priority outcomes of the Commission’s Strategic Plan, including projects that improve organizational or system effectiveness to the direct benefit of children and families, e.g. training to increase reimbursement for services, strategies to reduce the cost of doing business, etc.
Flexibility Fund applications will be accepted before 5:00 PM on July 15, 2017 and again From December 1, 2017 through January 15, if funds are available. Awards will be made contingent upon the availability of sufficient funds. Total funding available for the Flexibility Fund in FY 2017-18 is $50,000. The maximum award is $50,000.