Fund Opportunities

New funding opportunities are listed here as they become available.

SJ TEETH Medical Professional Stipend Program - Smiles for Life

The San Joaquin Treatment & Education for Everyone on Teeth & Health (SJ TEETH) program is pleased to announce a stipend opportunity for medical providers for the completion of selected Smiles for Life modules to promote collaboration and referrals between medical and dental professionals and increase knowledge of oral health. As medical professionals, you can have a major impact on the health of individuals and communities through collaborative practices that ensure the integration of oral health and primary care.To qualify, medical professionals must serve children up to age 20 in San Joaquin County. A $50.00 stipend per module is available to medical providers for the completion of up to five selected Smiles for Life modules.

Important Dates:
Application Deadline Being accepted on a rolling basis

For more information: Application and Instructions

Community Event & Activity Sponsorship Grant

First 5 San Joaquin has set aside funds for fiscal year 2019-2020to sponsor events and activities that assist in achieving the priorities established in the Strategic Plan and help to expand the reach of the Talk. Read.Sing.Draw.Play. campaign. Agencies can only receive funding one-time per fiscal year (July 1, 2019–May30, 2020). Event sponsorship grants are provided in the amounts of $250, $500, $750 or $1,000 per event or activity, depending on size and type of event or activity.

Important Dates:
Application Deadline Accepted on a rolling basis

For more information: Application Instructions | Application Form

IMPACT Expansion

Are you looking for a program that would encourage and support continued program quality improvement? Is your staff looking for scholarship support to continue their education? How about annual quality awards that could be used to purchase new materials and supplies for eligible programs? If these types of program enhancements and supports sound interesting, First 5 San Joaquin has exciting news! Raising Quality! and First 5 San Joaquin may soon have the opportunity to expand IMPACT (Improve and Maximize Programs so All Children Thrive) funding and are developing an interest list to support the application for that funding. IMPACT is the continuation of the Raising Quality! Race to the Top work designed to support the quality improvement in early care and education programs.The current IMPACT funding supports 87 sites. The potential expansion funds application will be relative to new programs interested in applying for participation. If you are a current IMPACT participant and know of a program that might be interested in applying, please feel free to share this information.If you have any questions regarding IMPACT or Raising Quality!, please visit the website at or email us at or call us at (209) 953-5437.

Important Dates:
Date Released December 28, 2016
Letter of Interest Form Deadline Accepted on a rolling basis

For more information: Letter of Interest Form

Stockton Scholars and First 5 San Joaquin - Early Care and Education Scholarship

Do you find joy in others, being creative, and love doing something new every day? If so, the field of Early Care and Education is for you! Being a professional working in the Early Care and Education field is about more than just helping children learn shapes and colors. It is about helping young children feel good about learning and encouraging them to explore and develop. You will experience moments of excitement, pride, happiness and glee as you guide and witness the development of young brains and bodies! The “Ah Ha” moments happen daily! Stockton Scholars and First 5 San Joaquin are partnering to offer scholarships to new students or those changing fields of study to Early Care and Education! Get more information on Early Care and Education Scholarship.