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

RFP2225Funding Opportunity Now Open: First 5 Imperial has authorized the release of its Request For Proposal (RFP) for General Grant for the 2022-2025 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. A total of $4,500,000 has been allocated over the 3-year funding cycle, $1,500,000 for each year of the 3-year cycle, beginning July 1, 2022. The maximum award for individual application is set at $250,000.

Important deadlines:
Deadline to submit the Letter of Intent to Apply – March 7, 2022
Deadline to submit RFP Proposals – April 4, 2022

Proposer's Assistance Workshop Agenda and Zoom Link

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 - 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:




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Notice of Intent To Make An Award RFP 22-25