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.
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