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 is allocating funding to support the release of a new round of Community Development Mini-Grants that are scheduled to be awarded for fiscal year 2020-2021. This funding opportunity is for public anMGImaged non-profit organizations interested in submitting a mini-grant proposal that addresses one of the needs for children 0-5 years of age identified in First 5 Imperial’s Strategic Plan. Requests for funding through the Community Development Mini-Grant application must not exceed $25,000.00, and any approved awards are subject to apply to a one-year period beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021. The Community Development Mini-Grant Application consists of a two-step process, where prospective organizations being with submitting a Statement of Interest to Apply Form though Step 1 of this process for consideration, then selected applicants are invited, under Step 2 of the process, to submit a complete Mini-Grant Application for consideration of an award.

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

Community Development Mini-grant Guidelines 2020-2021

Statement of Interest To Apply Form (Deadline: March 12, 2020)

Community Development Mini-Grant Process Timetable

A listing of agencies awarded through the Commission's Community Development Mini-Grant Application process for FY 2019-2020 are listed as follows:

  The Calipatria Unified School District
  Family Bi-literacy Nights
  City of El Centro
  Stepping Stones
  Imperial County Child Abuse Prevention Council
  Little Steps
  Imperial County Free Library
  Holtville Family Place Library

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

Mini-Grants Awarded during Fiscal Year 2018-2019

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Early Care an Education Physical Activity Initiative Application