Request for Proposal #2023-03: Evaluation Services

First 5 Solano is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Evaluation Services.  The purpose of this RFP is to select a qualified organization or company to ensure comprehensive integrated research, data collection, analysis and reporting for First 5 Solano. Components include core evaluation services and support of project-based work and systems change activities. Funding  available through this RFP is up to $775,000 over 5 years, beginning in FY2023/24.

2023-03 Evaluation Services RFP  2023-03 Evaluation Services Attachment A  2023-03 Evaluation Services Attachment C

Request for Proposal #2023-02: Triple P Positive Parenting Program

First 5 Solano is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for delivery of Triple P services to families with children ages 0-5 countywide. Triple P is an evidence-based program which provides parents with practical strategies to build strong, healthy relationships with their children, confidently manage children’s behavior and prevent future problems from developing. Funding available through this RFP is up to $1,125,000 ($375,000 per year for 3 years) beginning in FY2023/24.

2023-02 Triple P RFP-REVISED 2023-02 Triple P RFP
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2023-02 Triple P Proposers Conference Q&A    

Annual Grants Request for Application (RFA) #2023-04 - EXTENDED

The First 5 Solano Children and Families Commission (First 5 Solano) is pleased to announce its Request for Application (“RFA #2023-04) for its Annual Grants Program. The Annual Grants Fund is designed for one-time projects to address the needs of children ages 0-5, their parents/caregivers, and/or providers of services to children ages 0-5 in Solano County. The Commission has committed up to $160,000 in annual grants for FY2023/24. Multiple grants of up to $20,000 each will be awarded for up to a 1-year period from July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024. Applications will be accepted for a wide-variety of activities that align with the First 5 Solano  Strategic Plan Framework and address a gap in services, address a community disparity, and/or address a time sensitive community need. A mandatory letter of intent is due by February 10, 2023 and proposers must also attend a mandatory grant development session. The complete application is due by March 6, 2023 5:00 pm.

2023-04 Annual Grant RFA  2023-04 Annual Grant RFA Attachment A  2023-04 Annual Grant RFA Attachment B 

Help Me Grow Solano Request For Proposal (RFP) #2023-01

First 5 Solano Children and Families Commission and the Department of Health and Social Services Mental Health Division (together, “County”) are pleased to announce a Request For Proposals (RFP) to continue the Help Me Grow model in Solano County. Help Me Grow (HMG) Solano, an evidence-based program, provides a centralized access point (centralized call line) to connect young children and families to community-based services. Family navigators provide education and support to families, referrals to resources, and follow up to ensure linkages are successful. The Help Me Grow Solano program also provides developmental screenings for children to ensure optimal development.. Funding is available through this RFP in the amount of $1,140,000 ($380,000 per year for 3 years) beginning in FY2023/24 for operation of the Help Me Grow Solano program countywide.

Potential Proposers must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) indicating that they intend to apply to this solicitation for funding and attend a mandatory proposers conference. Letters of intent must include the agency name, contact person, email address and a statement of intent to apply for this funding. Letters of Intent must be submitted by January 23, 2023 by 5:00PM to [email protected]. A complete proposal form is due no later than February 24, 2023, 5:00 p.m.

2023-01 First 5 Solano HMG RFP   2023-01 First 5 Solano HMG RFP Attachment B
2023-01 First 5 Solano HMG RFP Attachment A  2023-01 First 5 Solano HMG RFP Attachment C
2023-01 First 5 Solano HMG Addendum  2023-01 First 5 Solano HMG RFP Attachment D

First 5 Solano Community Responsive Mini Grants are now CLOSED

Second Application Period NO LONGER AVAILABLE for October 17, 2022-November 4, 2022 for activities occurring January 1, 2023-June 30, 2023.

Intent to Award

First 5 Solano has now created a more flexible way to fund your event(s) or activity(ies). Grants will provide $500-$5,000 based on your needs and proposed ideas. First 5 Solano Mini Grants can fund things such as:

  • Community Engagement Events: For one-time events or activities, Community Responsive Mini Grants can provide up to $500 per event to connect with parents, caregivers and/or providers to increase awareness about a topic or resource available in the community. Examples: Community baby shower or early literacy lap read.

  • Professional Development Opportunity: For Professional Development Opportunities, such as hosting or attending conferences or training, Community Responsive Mini Grants can provide up to $3,000 per event, to strengthen the skills of Solano County providers for children ages 0-5. Professional Development Opportunities may be one-time (such as a one-day training) or over a time-period (such as a weekly training over 6 weeks). Examples: Lactation Education Certification training or Trauma Informed Care conference.
  • Material and Equipment Purchase: Community Responsive Mini Grants can be used to support the purchase of equipment or materials up to $5,000 to provide assistance for specific activities or services to children ages 0-5 and their families. Materials or equipment may be used for purposes including, but not limited to education, keeping children and families safe, make space appropriate for young children, etc. Examples: Purchase of new curriculum or purchase of furniture to create age-appropriate space in an office. (Please note: First 5 Solano follows best practices on limiting on the use of digital devices for young children and will not approve requests for screen-based learning, including tablets or computers.)
  • Time-Limited Program: Community Responsive Mini Grants can be used to support Time-Limited Programs for up to $5,000. Time-Limited Programs must be time-limited in nature and need to establish how many children, families or providers will be served, and what the intended outcome will be. Examples: A 6-week art class for children and grandparents focusing on Latino culture or a 10-week parent leadership training.
    Mini Grant Application [CLOSED]  Community Responsive Mini Grants Activity Report
    Community Responsive Mini Grants Q&As  Scoring Rubric
    Application Preview (Reference Only) Intent to Award