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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Funded Program Summary

The Imperial County Children and Families First Commission has funded a number of projects designed to help address the overall development of children 0-5 years of age. Click here for FY 2023-2024 Brochure. In the past 23 years the Commission has allocated over $48 million within the county to support this mission. Projects funded by the Commission generally provide services under three result areas: Services designed to strengthen families, support child health, and contribute to the early care and education of the child. These services may specifically target the child, or family directly; or may indirectly support the child through professional development and capacity building opportunities for providers or through community strengthening efforts, such as general public education, media campaigns or resource and information dissemination.

The Commission has awarded 7 Major Grant and 6 Mini-Grant funded Projects to agencies interested in applying for Proposition 10 funds that would be used to provide services to children 0-5 years of age, their families and/or caregivers for Fiscal Year 2023-2024. These services include programs that focus on early care and education, strengthening families and family support, and child health. The total allocated amount for the Projects that were selected for this funding cycle is $1,339,262.00 for Fiscal Year 2023-2024 (year three of the three-year funding cycle for Major Grants and the year-to-year award for Mini-Grants).

To download a summary highlighting funded programs for specific fiscal years click on the following links:

Funded Program Summary - FY 2023-2024

Funded Program Summary - FY 2022-2023

Funded Program Summary - FY 2021-2022

Funded Program Summary - FY 2019-2020

Funded Program Summary - FY 2018-2019

Funded Program Summary - FY 2017-2018

Funded Program Summary - FY 2016-2017







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Community Development Mini-Grant FY2024-2025 Application