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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Community Development Mini-Grants - Announcement

Community Development Mini-Grant Award Announcement: On June 7, 2018 First 5 Imperial moved to award FY 2017-2018 Community Development Mini-Grants for applicants submitting a complete Step-Two Application for consideration. A total of six Mini-Grant Projects were selected with an aggregate allocation of $99,996.00.

FY 2018-2019 Community Development Mini-Grant Award Announcement.

A register of agencies selected by the Commission with their respective award under Step-Two of the Community Development Mini-Grant Application process for FY 2018-2018 is listed as follows:



  • The Burn Institute




  • CASA of Imperial County




  • Imperial County Child Abuse Prevention Council




  • Imperial County Office of Education




  • Imperial Valley Food Bank




  • University of California - Desert Research & Extension Center



For a summary of recent mini-grant awards click BabyBlockson any of the following:

Mini-Grants Awarded during Fiscal Year 2014-2015

Mini-Grants Awarded during Fiscal Year 2015-2016

Mini-Grants Awarded during Fiscal Year 2016-2017

Mini-Grants Awarded during Fiscal Year 2017-2018


Kits for New Parents





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RFP Notice of Intent to Award FY2019-2020