Applications for Flexibility Funds for fiscal year 2017/2018 will accepted starting June 1, 2017.
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 on March 1, 2018 if funds are available. Awards will be made contingent upon the availability of sufficient funds. Total funding available for the Flexibility Fund in FY 2016-17 is $50,000. The maximum award is $50,000.