Past Funding Opportunities

Mini Grants 2022

First 5 Sonoma County’s Mini‐Grant Program provides small grants up to $1,500 to licensed child care providers, early childhood professionals and caregivers. There is no minimum request required. If you receive a mini-grant, you have until June 30, 2022 complete your mini-grant project. Your mini-grant project must fit within the eligibility guidelines to be considered for funding.

This mini-grant cycle is a collaborative funding partnership between Cradle to Career Sonoma County and First 5 Sonoma County.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Application submission period is January 3, 2022 – January 24, 2022.
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for funding.
  • Applications must be submitted via electronic form in SurveyMonkey, or paper application may be mailed, walked-into office, or scanned and emailed to funding@first5sonomacounty.org. To download paper application click here.
  • If a mini-grant is granted a W-9 must be submitted.

Bilingual technical assistance to complete the application will be made available through First 5 by calling 707-522-2026. For additional questions email info@first5sonomacounty.org


Consulting: Home Visiting Coordination Planning RFP 

First 5 Sonoma County is accepting proposals from qualified individual consultants and/or agencies interested in providing professional consulting and advisory services for a range of objectives within the scope of the home visiting coordination planning contract between First 5 Sonoma County and First 5 California. This RFP outlines the information necessary to understand the competitive selection process and the required documentation necessary for the submission of proposals. All interested proposers must meet the requirements specified in this RFP.

RFP #2122-05 TIMELINE

  • May 14, 2021 – Release of the Request for Proposal (RFP)
  • May 19, 2021 – Written Questions regarding RFP Due by 3:00pm
  • May 21, 2021 – Responses to Questions Posted by 3:00pm
  • June 4, 2021 – DEADLINE to submit Proposals to First 5 Sonoma County by 5:00pm (Electronic submission ONLY)
  • June 2021 – Proposal Review
  • June 18, 2021- Proposers notified of the Proposal Review Recomendations
  • June 28, 2021 – Recommendation to the First 5 Commission for Approval
  • July 1, 2020 – Contract(s) Executed

Child Care Resiliency Fund Round 2

First 5 Sonoma is please to announce the second round of funding for the Sonoma County Child Care Resiliency Fund.

The goal of the Sonoma County Child Care Resiliency Fund is to ensure that child care businesses remain open or re-open in the midst of the pandemic. One-time grants to licensed and license-exempt child care providers that meet specific eligibility criteria (see below) can be used to address a broad range of needs to support the continued operation of a child care program.

The Fund is a collaborative funding partnership between the City of Santa Rosa, Community Foundation Sonoma County and First 5 Sonoma County.

Deadline to apply is Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 5:00 pm.


First 5 Sonoma County RFPs

First 5 Sonoma County is pleased to announce multiple Requests For Proposals for multi-year funding.from qualified individual consultants and/or agencies interested in providing professional consulting and advisory services for a range of objectives within the scope of the home visiting coordination planning contract between First 5 Sonoma County and First 5 California. This RFP outlines the information necessary to understand the competitive selection process and the required documentation necessary for the submission of proposals. All interested proposers must meet the requirements specified in this RFP.

RFP TIMELINE

Early Relational Health RFP

  1. RFP #2122-01
  2. Attachment A: Work Plans
  3. Attachment B: Budget Workbook
  4. Attachment C: Certification of Supplantation 
  5. Attachment D: Certification of Debarment

Neighborhood-Based Services RFP

  1. RFP #2122-02
  2. Attachment A: Work Plans
  3. Attachment B: Budget Workbook
  4. Attachment C: Certification of Supplantation 
  5. Attachment D: Certification of Debarment

Quality & Equity in Early Learning RFP

  1. RFP #2122-03
  2. Attachment A: Work Plans
  3. Attachment B: Budget Workbook
  4. Attachment C: Certification of Supplantation 
  5. Attachment D: Certification of Debarment

Consulting to Advance Diversity, Equity, Belonging & Anti-Racism RFP

  1. RFP #2122-04
  2. Attachment A: Budget Workbook

Mandatory Pre-Proposal Webinar* 

The pre-proposal webinar will be held on December 16, 2020, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Advance registration is required – register here. Potential applicants are encouraged to submit questions for the webinar via email to funding@first5sonomacounty.org by 3 p.m. on December 15, 2020. 

RFP for Strategic Plan 2021-2025 FAQ


Responsive Grant Fund RFP

First 5 Sonoma County is pleased to release a Request for Proposals (RFP) for funding through First 5 Sonoma County Commission’s Responsive Grant Fund: Addressing impacts of COVID-19 and the Shelter-in-Place order in Sonoma County on young children and their families. This RFP outlines the information necessary to understand the competitive selection process and the required documentation necessary for the submission of proposals. All interested proposers must meet the requirements specified in this RFP. 

RFP TIMELINE

  • May 22, 2020 – Release of the Request for Proposal (RFP)
  • May 27, 2020 – Written Questions Due by 5:00pm
  • May 29, 2020 – Responses to Questions Posted by 5:00pm
  • June 2, 2020 – Proposals due to First 5 Sonoma County by 5:00pm
  • June 22, 2020 – Recommendation to the Commission for Approval
  • July 1, 2020 – Responsive Grant Services Contract Begins

Responsive Grant Fund RFP Information

Responsive Grant Fund Budget Template

Responsive Grant Fund RFP FAQ Sheet


Mini-Grants

The Mini-Grants program is now closed, we are no longer accepting mini-grant applications for fiscal year 2019-2020. Our Mini-Grants program will be replaced by our new Child Care Resiliency Fund for fiscal year 2020-2021.