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

BabywHat2Funding Opportunity Now Open: First 5 Imperial currently has a mini-grant funding opportMGImageunity available for organizations interested in applying for projects that propose to offer meaningful services to children 0-5 years of age and their families over the course of one year for fiscal year 2019-2020. Applicants may be awarded up to $25,000 through the First 5 Imperial Community Development Mini-Grant.

For more information please download a Community Development Mini-Grant application and/or Statement of Interest To Apply - just click on the following links:

Community Development Mini-grant Guidelines 2019-2020

Statement of Interest To Apply Form (Deadline: January 18, 2019)


A listing of agencies awarded through the Commission's Community Development Mini-Grant Application process for FY 2018-2019 are listed as follows:

  The Burn Institute
  Let's Stay Safe From Fires and Burns Puppet Shows
  CASA of Imperial County
  Rural Casa Project
  Imperial County Child Abuse Prevention Council
  Little Steps
  Imperial County Office of Education
  Heart of Infant and Toddler Care Training Series
  Imperial Valley Food Bank
  Nutrition to Go
  UC Desert Research and Extension Ctr.
  Farm-to-Preschool Festival  

For a summary of mini-grant awards click on the following link

Mini-Grants Awarded during Fiscal Year 2018-2019

Kits for New Parents





A great resource for parents from First 5 California. Order a kit today at no cost - call: (800) KIDS-025 or click here for more information.



RFP Notice of Intent to Award FY2019-2020