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2015-2017 Community Grants Initiative

Grants to Alameda County, California Non-Profits
& Public Agencies for Early Childhood Well-Being

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Foundation / Corporation

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First 5 Alameda County

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

02/23/15 5:00 PM


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Grants starting at $15,000 to Alameda County, California non-profit organizations and public agencies to address the needs of children ages 0-5 and their families. Pre-application workshops will be held starting January 14; applicants should confirm and RSVP to the relevant sessions. The following grant categories are available:

1) Community Support Grants ($15,000 - $40,000 over 24 months) - Awards for activities that creatively address unmet community needs for families with children 0 to 5. Preference will be given to proposals that serve communities which experience disparities in health and/or educational outcomes.

2) Targeted Grants ($41,000 - $120,000 over 24 months) - Awards for activities that support F5AC Strategic Plan outcomes:

-Improved family functioning: enhanced primary caregiver mental health; improved parent-child attachment; and/or reduced parenting stress.

-Enhanced parent knowledge of child development/school readiness and parent capacity to support their child’s development/school readiness.

3) Neighborhood Partnership Grants ($41,000 - $130,000 over 24 months) Awards for family-centered school readiness activities at libraries and recreation centers. Only current 2013-2015 Neighborhood Partnership grantees in good standing are eligible to apply.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 150256

Estimated Size of Grant:

Community Support - $15,000 to $40,000; Targeted $41,000 to $120,000; Neighborhood Partnership - $41,000 to $130,000.

Term of Contract:

Grant term begins July 1, 2015 and ends June 30, 2017.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to apply in any category, agencies must:
-Use funds to serve children ages 0 to 5 and their families
-Serve Alameda County residents
-Have experience serving children and families
-Agree to comply with First 5 Alameda County requirements as described in the grant agreement
-Be a community based 501(c)3 or have the fiscal sponsorship of a 501(c)3, or be a public agency

Community Support applicant agencies must have experience serving families.

Targeted applicant agencies must have at least two years of experience offering services that are specifically for families with children ages 0 to 5.

Partnership applicant agencies must be a current Neighborhood Partnership grantee in good standing.

Pre-proposal Conference:

All sessions and workshops will be held at 1115 Atlantic Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501 in Conference Room A, unless otherwise noted.

1) Community Support and Targeted Applicant Information Sessions:

Wednesday, January 14, 9:30 AM - 11:30 am

Wednesday, January 21, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Now for this Online Webinar:

Tuesday, January 27, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

2) Accountability Plan Workshops - Targeted Grant Applicants Only:

Thursday, January 29, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Tuesday, February 3, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Wednesday, February 18, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (No training, individual accountability plan assistance only)

3) Scope of Work Workshops - Community Support Grant Applicants Only:

Wednesday, February 11, 12:30 PM - 2:30 pm

Wednesday, February 18, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (No training, individual scope of work)

NOTE: Pre-registration is required, please contact Antoinette Porter

Pre-Application Information:

Each applicant may submit only one proposal. Applicants must complete an online application.

Technical assistance to complete the application is available.

Application instructions and a link to the online application will be available January 2, 2015 at the F5AC website at

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Janice Edwards, Program Administrator
(510) 227-6933

Karyn Barnes, Program Officer
(510) 227-6940

Antoinette Porter, Administrative Associate
(510) 227-6970

First 5 Alameda County
1115 Atlantic Ave
Alameda CA. 94501

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