Funding Opportunities

$40 Million in First 5 Sacramento Funding Available 

In the Fall of 2020, First 5 Sacramento released multiple Request for Proposals (RFPs) totaling over $40 million in funding and held mandatory bidders conferences. Contracts with the selected agencies 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:

​All program related RFPs required that a representative of ​an organization must attend a specific Mandatory Bidders Conference in order to be eligible to apply. The Mandatory Bidders Conferences were held in October and are now closed for registration and participation.​​ 

Funding Recommendations:​​​​

​Proposals have been or are being reviewed for alignment with the requirements of the RFA and RFPs. In the coming months staff will be presenting the Commission with funding recommendations based on these rev​​iews. Please see the following documents for recommendations and meeting information:

  • Recommendations​​ to be presented at the February 1, 2021 Commission meeting for:
    • Developmental Screenings and Centralized Referrals
    • Infant Safe Sleep Education Campaign
    • Perinatal Education Campaign
    • Breastfeeding Support Services
    • Quality Child Care Supports
    • Emergency Childcare and Crisis Supports
    • School Readiness​

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.​