First 5 Grants

As guided by the Strategic Plan, First 5 SLO County oversees multi-year grants with local providers to build needed services and supports for young children and families. First 5 funding is primarily focused on the Four Priority Areas that form the framework for the Strategic Plan: Perinatal Readiness, Child Health and Development, Early Learning, and Family Strengthening.

We award program funding through a Request for Proposal process. We also work with contractors when there are specific skills needed to implement our Strategic Plan.

Click Below for more information on our current funding opportunities:

Covid Response for Care and Early Learning Support Request for Proposals (Due Oct. 15, 2020)

Covid Response for Resilient Families Request for Proposals (Due Oct. 15, 2020)