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

BabywHat2Community Development Mini-Grant STEP Two Applicants: First 5 Imperial has allocated $150,000 for the purpose of awarding a number of mini-grant projects for funding for fiscal year 2021-2022 The maximum award is $25,000 for individual applications. TheMGCover course of action entails a two-step process, where potential applicants submit a Statement of Interest to Apply form under Step 1 of this process. The Commission selects applicants submitting Statement of Interest to Apply forms for Step 2, thus inviting selected applicants to apply by completing and submitting a full Community Development Mini-grant Application. On April 8, 2021, at the Regular Meeting of the Commission, of the 13 agencies that submitted a Statement of Interest to Apply forms, 8 were selected to continue on to Step 2, and therefore were invited to compete for a Community Development Mini-Grant award for the 2021-2022 funding cycle. Step 2 proposals are due by May 10, 2021. Step 2 applicants can download copies of the application guidelines and relevant forms by clicking on the following links:


Mini-Grant Step 2 Application Deadline: May 10, 2021. Applications must submitted to the following address: First 5 Imperial, 1240 State Street, El Centro, CA 92243, by 4:00 pm on May 10, 2021.


A listing of agencies selected by the Commission to submit mini-grant applications to compete for funding awards under Step 2 of the Community Development Mini-Grant Application process for FY 2020-2021 are listed as follows:

  • The Burn Institute


  • Imperial County Child Abuse Prevention Council
  • Calipatria Unified School District
  • Imperial County Office of Education
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates of Imperial County
  • Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program
  • El Centro Elementary School District
  • UC Desert Research and Extension Center


For a summary of FY 2020-2021 mini-grant awards click on the following link:

Mini-Grants Awarded during Fiscal Year 2019-2020

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Community Development Mini-Grant FY24-25 Awards