Past Funding Opportunities

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.

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.

Mini-Grant Awards for fiscal year 2019-2020

Little Tots Country DaycareYou & Me Children’s Center
Lifeways – Nest PlaygardenAmanda Tatum (Child Care)
Andrea Deason (Child Care)Maria Flores (Child Care)
SR Community Health (Lombardi)SR Community Health (Pediatric)
Little Adventures PreschoolSTARS Preschool – Forestville
Storybook Village PreschoolOwl Moon Family DayCare
Free Book Mobile SoCoTitas Daycare
Cabello Family DaycareSoos Family Daycare
Sonoma County LibraryRainbow Bridge Montessori
Marcela Menjivar Family DaycarePetaluma Adult School
Torres DaycareKathie’s Family Daycare
Woodside West SchoolMark West Community Preschool
Ruiz DaycareFlores Daycare
SRJC Children’s CenterNora Dowd Family Daycare
Diana Cuevas (Child Care)