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Funding Opportunities

New funding opportunities, including requests for proposals (RFP), requests for applications (RFA), and requests for qualifications (RFQ) are listed here as they become available.

Covered San Joaquin – Faith Community Initiative mini-grant application - 2017

First 5 San Joaquin as lead agency for Covered San Joaquin - Medi-Cal Outreach and Enrollment activities is pleased to announce the availability of a second year of funding to faith-based organizations to promote Expanded Medi-Cal and connect congregation members and communities to Covered San Joaquin agencies for FREE assistance completing Medi-Cal enrollment application and annual renewal.  Funding of up to $1,000 is available for faith-based organizations in San Joaquin County with funded faith-based organizations to begin activities March 1, 2017. 

Important Dates:
  Date Released   January 30, 2017           
  Application Deadline      February 13, 2017

For more information: Funding Application and Flyer.

Community Event Sponsorship Grant

First 5 San Joaquin has set aside funds for fiscal year 2016-2017 to sponsor events in collaboration with agencies, to assist in achieving the priorities established in the Strategic Plan Extension 2015-2018. F5SJ will sponsor up to one event per agency per fiscal year (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017). Event sponsorship is provided up to $1,000 per event. Sponsorships will be awarded until the current fiscal year’s budgeted sponsorship funds are depleted.

Important Dates:
  Date Released   July 13, 2016
  Application Deadline   Accepted on a rolling basis  

For more information: Event Sponsorship Application


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


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