New Funding Opportunities

First 5 Fresno County invests in efforts to ensure all children have a strong foundation so they can reach their full potential.  In alignment with our 2013-2020 Strategic Plan, funding opportunities for the next two fiscal years are listed below.

Request for Applications - Help Me Grow Fresno County

The intent of this RFA is to provide an effective early identification, linkage and coordination of care for children at risk for developmental and behavioral challenges.

Total three- year funding: $4,800,000

Number of contracts to be funded: one lead with subcontractors

Contract term: July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2019 with the option to renew based on performance and availability of funds.

Download:
Help Me Grow Fresno County Application
Budget Template
Submitted Letters of Intent
Questions & Answers – January 22, 2016
Questions & Answers – January 29, 2016
Questions & Answers – February 5, 2016

Documents for Reference:
Fresno County Agreement Template
HMG California Evaluation Framework
SMART Model of Care
The Strengthening Families Approach and Protective Factors Framework

Request for Applications – High Quality Early Care and Education Training and Technical Assistance Hub

The intent of this RFA is to create a Fresno County Training and Technical Assistance Hub providing coaching, training, technical assistance and assessments to early learning programs pursuing quality improvement.

Total two-year funding: up to $2,700,000

Number of contracts to be funded: one lead with subcontractors

Contract term: July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018 with the option to renew for two additional years.

Download:
Early Learning Application
Budget Template
Submitted Letters of Intent
Questions & Answers – January 22, 2016
Questions & Answers – January 29, 2016
Questions & Answers – February 5, 2016

Request for Proposals - Family Engagement

The intent of this RFP is to meet specific community needs and improve child outcomes through a Multi-Level Funding System that ranges from universal services to targeted interventions, representing a continuum of services that build family protective factors and prevent adverse early childhood experiences.

Total two-year funding: up to $8,760,000

Number of contracts to be funded: approximately 21

Contract term: July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018 with option to renew for two additional years.

Download:
Family Engagement Proposal
Budget Template
Submitted Letters of Intent
Questions & Answers – January 22, 2016
Questions & Answers – January 29, 2016
Questions & Answers – February 5, 2016

We believe that the health and well-being of children determine the prosperity of the community. We will
always act in the best interest of children and consider the “whole child” including cognitive, social,
emotional and physical needs.

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Guiding Principle #1
Guiding Principle #1Child Centered

We will view children in the context of their families and honor and support families. We will support services that are provided where children live.

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Guiding Principle #2
Guiding Principle #2Family Focused

We will invest, whenever possible, in evidence-based and promising practices. We will maintain the highest standards of quality in our work and require that our funded partners provide the highest quality programs possible.

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Guiding Principle #3
Guiding Principle #3High Quality

We will utilize community input to ensure that we make decisions based on the needs of the community.

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Guiding Principle #4
Guiding Principle #4Inclusive

We will be good stewards of the funds that First 5 Fresno County is charged with distributing. We will hold ourselves and our funded partners to the highest standards of fiscal and program accountability.

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Guiding Principle #5
Guiding Principle #5Accountability

We believe that we must focus on achieving and sustaining outcomes for children. We will make every effort to make sustainable investments.

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Guiding Principle #6
Guiding Principle #6Sustainability

We believe that we must work in partnership with existing community-based organizations that share our values and principles. We will support collaboration wherever possible to achieve our desired outcomes for children.

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Guiding Principle #7
Guiding Principle #7Partnership-Based