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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Request for Proposals

Announcement: Final Awards for Request for Proposal for FY 2017-2019

Funding Opportunity Currenly Closed: The Imperial County Children and FamiliesRFPImage First Commission (First 5 Imperial) has authorized the release of its Request For Proposal (RFP) for General Grant for the 2017-2019 funding cycle. The competitive RFP application process is for organizations interested in submitting proposals  that intend to offer services to children 0-5 years of age, their parents and/or caregivers that fall within strategic objectives identified under at least one of the three goals of First 5 Imperial's Strategic Plan. Interested proposers must submit a mandatory Letter of Intent To Apply and the required documents listed in Exhibit I (Documents Checklist) of the RFP for General Grant Guidelines. A total of $1,500,000.00 has been allocated for each year of the two-year cycle, beginning July 1, 2017. The maximum award for individual application is set at $250,000.00.

Important deadlines:
Deadline to submit the Letter of Intent to Apply – March 10, 2017
Deadline to submit RFP Proposals – March 31, 2017

Letters of Intent to Apply and RFP Proposals must be delivered to the following address no later than 4:00 pm of the deadline date:

Imperial County Purchasing
Attn: First 5 Imperial RFP
1125 Main Street
El Centro, CA 92243

The following is a listing of downloadable documents for individuals interested in submitting an RFP to the Commission:


Individual Forms




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