Proposition 10

On November 1998, California voters passed the California Children and Families Act of 1998. The act levies a tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products with the intent to provide funding for early childhood development programs, in addition to establishing a State Commission and local County Commissions for this purpose. 

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Early Care and Education Physical Activity Initiative Application

Note: The Commission has not approved a new round of the Early Care and Education Physical Activity Initiative Application for FY 2020-2021.

First 5 Imperial is allocating at total of $100,000 for the purpose of offering Child Care/Preschool Sites within Imperial County the opportunity to request funding that would support an increase in physical fitness activities young children can participate in through outdoor play. Funding from the Early Care and Education Physical Activity Initiative will be made available to those sites that specifically target children 0-5 years of age and ECEPAAppdemonstrate a need for outdoor play equipment. The purpose ofthis application is to provide limited financial assistance intended to support the healthy development and increased physical activities of children by encouraging more outdoor play in supervised settings.

This application can be downloaded at the following link:

In addition, the Commission recognizes the demand to support these types of activities particularly where such a contribution would cover the cost for expenses incurred by Child Care/Preschool sites for which there are limited funds and/or no other source of funding.  The First 5 Imperial recognizes the importance of providing financial assistance to early care and education settings designed to offer services that benefit the lives of young children, and values local efforts to support the community, facilitate education, inform families, offerdirect services to benefit children, and provide materials and resources in best-practice settings.

In order to be considered for an award under this application, the following criteria must be met:




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