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First 5 Sonoma County’s Mini-Grant Program provides small grants up to $5,000. There are two mini-grant application periods: June 1 - July 15 and December 1 - January 15. There is no minimum request. If you receive a mini-grant, you will have approximately one year to complete your mini-grant project.

The 2nd round of Mini-Grants for the 17-18 year open 12/1/2017. 

Applications are due on 1/16/2018 (since the 15th is a holiday).

This round of Mini-Grant funding will be prioritized to support early care and education programs that have been impacted by the North Bay wildfires.  The impact on the program and how funds will be used to address the impact should be clearly described in the application.  However, all eligible applicants are encouraged to apply for funding for eligible activities, as described in the application.

Note: This round of mini-grants will be open to past recipients of First 5 mini-grants.

For questions about Mini-grant applications, call (707) 565-6612.

To request an electronic application in a fillable format contact cathy.passmore@sonoma-county.org or call (707) 565-6612.

For agencies and individuals who are not child care providers:

For child care providers:

Child Care Providers are encouraged to apply for Quality Counts, Sonoma County’s Quality Improvement Rating System. For more information, please visit the Quality Counts Website.