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Grants to California Public and Private Organizations
Serving Women and Children for Capital Expenses

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First 5 Tulare County

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02/19/21 12:00 PM Noon


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Grants of up to $20,000 to California public and private organizations that serve women and young children in eligible regions. Funding is intended to support building renovation projects, construction projects, or equipment purchases. Consideration will be given to organizations that assist pregnant women and children ages zero through five. This program should benefit residents from Tulare County.

Capital Projects: Land, equipment purchases or upgrade, building construction, and building renovation will be considered for funding. The value of a single item must be at least $5,000 and there must be a life expectancy of at least five years. A recipient of these funds must certify that the item(s) purchased will be used in a way consistent with the goals of First 5 Tulare County for a minimum of five years. Building projects may require a deed restriction committing the use of the property consistent with Proposition 10 requirements for a minimum of 20 years.

Desirable Qualities:

  • The proposed purchase or project has the potential to reach a greater number of children and families by leveraging multiple funding sources.
  • A facility that is constructed or renovated will be available to the general public.
  • A construction or renovation project targets the needs of disabled children.
  • A renovation project addresses safety conditions.

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GrantWatch ID#: 140250

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Estimated Size of Grant:

First 5 may award no more than $20,000 to any one organization for this grant program.

Term of Contract:

The estimated commencement date for projects will be July 1, 2021, with completion dates variable depending upon the nature and scope of each project.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Public and private organizations that can demonstrate the organizational capacity to achieve the purposes of their proposal and provide appropriate fiscal oversight and accountability are eligible to apply. Grants will not be made to individuals or sole proprietors under this RFP.

Organizations that have not received a capital award in the past will receive priority over those that have.

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates:
- January 11, 2021 - Request for Proposals (RFP) released.
- January 21, 2021, 2:00 p.m A Question and Answer webinar regarding the RFP is provided for those that would like to participate. Information will be posted on our website at
- February 12, 2021, 12:00 p.m. Question and answer period will close. All questions and answers will be posted on our website at Please submit questions via e-mail to We will not take any questions over the phone.
- February 19, 2021 - Proposals due to First 5 Tulare County Office no later than 12:00 p.m.
- February 20, 2021, through March 19, 2021 – Proposal review and scoring.
- April 21, 2021 – First 5 Tulare County Commission selects proposals for funding.
- April 26, through June 1, 2021 - Contract negotiation and preparation.
- July 1, 2021 – Grant projects commence

First 5 Tulare County will fund no more than 75 percent of project costs related to pregnant women and/or children zero through five-years-of-age. A 25% match is required. If the project will benefit older children as well, applicants must provide a calculation of the percentage of children younger than six to benefit, apply that percentage to the total project cost, and First 5 will fund no more than 75 percent of that amount.

Delivery Method: Proposals must be submitted electronically via the First 5 Tulare County website. A confirmation of receipt will be sent to each applicant. Proposals may not be submitted by mail, fax, or e-mail.

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First 5 Tulare County
200 N. Santa Fe Street
Visalia, CA 93292

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