Funding Opportunities

$40 Million in First 5 Sacramento Funding Available 

Over the next two months, First 5 Sacramento will be staggering the release of multiple Request for Proposals (RFPs) totaling over $40 million in funding. Contract​s will begin July 2021. Funding over a three-year period for services benefiting the health and well-being of young children will be allocated among the following priority areas​:

  • Preventing African American Child Deaths
  • Strengthening Families/Decreasing Child Abuse and Trauma
  • Increasing Access to Early Care
  • Improving School Readiness
  • Building Quality Child Care Settings
  • Increasing Breastfeeding

For background information and the funding allocation for each area, refer to the First 5 Implementation and Systems Improvement Plan. Additional background information is also available in the First 5 Strategic Plan.​​​

​About the Mandatory Bidders Conferences:

RFPs will have a Mandatory Bidders Conference that a representative of your organization must attend in order to be eligible to apply. Some Mandatory Bidders Conferences will share information on multiple RFPs via breakout rooms. If your organization is interested in more than one RFP, please send a representative to each bidders conference.​   ​

Please take note of the following:

  • The conference will be held via Zoom – you will need to make sure you have a Zoom account in order to participate. We encourage you to test out your Zoom account in advance to make sure it works.
  • An RSVP is needed to obtain the link for each Zoom conference. Please see below for the RSVP deadline for each RFP. The meeting link will be sent after registration. Each registration link is unique to each participant and cannot be shared.​ 
  • Please note that there are multiple RFPs and multiple mandatory bidders conferences being held. When registering, please double check the confirmation to make sure that you are registered for the correct conference.​
  • We cannot control any potential challenges with technology, such as internet speed or problems with logging in. We encourage you to log on to the Mandatory Bidders Conference at least 5 minutes ahead of the start time to account for any such challenges.
  • In order to ensure that everyone receives all the needed information for the conference, there will be no exceptions for late attendance. We will be closing admission to the conference 10 minutes after the start of the meeting and will not be allowing additional participants in to the meeting. 
  • During the Zoom conference, submit all questions via the chat option.​​
  • A Frequently Asked Questions document​ provides commonly asked questions that are pertinent to all RFPs.​​
  • Additional questions may be emailed to the planner assigned to the RFP up to two weeks prior to the proposal deadline.
  • Those that missed the mandatory conference and letter of intent, as well as those that have successfully met those requirements, m​ay want to consider collaborating. A list of agencies that successfully submitted a letter of intent are included in each RFP’s Questions and Answers posted October 22 and October 28.  ​​

Data Management System Request for Proposals (RFP)

Release date November 17, 2020. Available Funding: Vendors are asked to submit a Price Proposal Form detailing quotes for the proposed services.

​Note: There will not be a Mandatory Bidders Conference for this RFP release. 

Please contact Carmen Garcia-Gomez with any questions. ​​


Thank you for your interest. Organizations must have participated in a mandatory conference, provided a Letter of Intent, and submitted a proposal by the deadline. The RFPs listed below are now closed.

Quality Child Care Supports Request for Proposals (RFP)

Release date October 8, 2020. Available Funding: $1,965,345 over a three-year period. 

Please contact Lindsay Dunckel with any questions.


Infant Safe Sleep Education Campaign Request for Proposals (RFP) 

Release date October 8, 2020. Available Funding: $572,049 over a three-year period. 

Please contact Linda Fong-Somera with any questions.


Empowered Families Request for Proposals (RFP)

Release date October 8, 2020. Available Funding: $13,332,333 over a three-year period. 

Please contact LaTina Price​ with any questions.


Empowered Families (African American) Request for Proposals (RFP)

Release date October 8, 2020. Available Funding: $2,250,000 over a three-year period. 

Please contact LaTina Price with any questions.


Emergency Childcare and Crisis Support Request for Proposals (RFP) 

Release date October 8, 2020. Available Funding: $2,840,661 over a three-year period. 

Please contact LaTina Price​ with any questions.​


Perinatal Education Campaign Request for Proposals (RFP) 

Release date October 8, 2020. Available Funding: $450,000 over a three-year period. 

Please contact Linda Fong-Somera with any questions.​


​Prenatal and Postnatal Support Services Request for Proposals (RFPs) 

Release date September 29, 2020. Available Funding: $2,400,000 ​over a three year period. 

Please contact Linda Fong-Somera with any questions.


Breastfeeding Support Services Request for Proposals ​ (RFPs) 

Release date Sept​ember 29, 2020. Available Funding: $1,431,402 ​over a three year period. 


Developmental Screenings and Centralized Referrals Request for Proposals (RFP)

Release date September 15, 2020. Available Funding: $1,020,000 over a three year period. ​

RSVP and questions to Erin Maurie.​


School Readiness Request for Application (RFA)

Release date September 15, 2020. Available Funding: $9,234,005 over a three year period. 

​RSVP and questions to Lindsay Dunckel.