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First 5 Shasta Scholarship Grants

Scholarships to Shasta County, California Individuals and Organizations Serving
Children, Families, and Pregnant Women for Professional Development Activities

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Foundation / Corporation

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First 5 Shasta (F5S)

Deadline Date:

03/27/20 5:00 PM


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Scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,500 to Shasta County, California individuals and organizations serving children, families, and pregnant women for professional development activities. Funding is intended for conferences, trainings, and workshops to build the capacity of individuals and organizational staff serving young children ages 0 to 5, their families, pregnant women, and providers working on behalf of young children.

Each Scholarship Grant request must address one of F5S's Strategic Plan Goals and at least one related Objective either through the topic of the training activity or through the overall mission and work of the applicant organization.  

Goals and Objectives:

  • Goal 1: Resilience is built and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are reduced and prevented in the Shasta County 0-5 population
    • 1.1 Increase community awareness of the impact of ACEs and ways to prevent ACEs and build resilience in young children.
    • 1.2. Advocate for systems change that helps prevent ACEs and builds resilience in young children and their families and communities, and supports the coordination and provision of trauma-informed preventive and treatment services to high-risk and affected families.
  • Goal 2: All children 0-3 in Shasta County have healthy beginnings and optimal development
    • 2.1. Support programs that provide prevention and early intervention services, especially prenatal care, developmental screenings, and support to parents and caregivers during the first few months of a child’s life, and programs that foster healthy development for infants and toddlers.
    • 2.2. Increase access to safe, fun, and enriching spaces for families to build social connections and provide educational experiences for their children.
    • 2.3. Support education for parents and caregivers that increases awareness and understanding of the knowledge, skills, and resources that can help support their child’s optimal development.
    • 2.4. Advocate for increased streamlining of services and coordinated referrals for needed screenings and services.
  • Goal 3: All children will be prepared for and enter school ready to learn
    • 3.1. Support education for parents and caregivers of children 0-5 that increases awareness and understanding of the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to support their child’s academic, social, and physical development in preparation for learning in school and other high-quality learning environments.
    • 3.2. Advocate for the accessibility, affordability, and quality of preschool in Shasta County.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 154653

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Request Range: $500-$1,500

Term of Contract:

Grant Period: Completed within Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

1. Individuals eligible to apply for scholarships must work with children 0-to-5, pregnant women, their families or providers working on behalf of young children. Current F5S grantees are encouraged to apply.

2. Individuals and organizational staff eligible for scholarships include:
- Administrative/Office Staff (fiscal, clerical, information technology, etc.) of organizations serving young children and their families
- Individuals providing services directly to children 0-to-5, their families, and/or providers (educators, therapists, social service staff, etc.)
- Managers, supervisors, and directors within an organization serving young children and their families

3. F5S funds cannot be used to supplant or take the place of existing funding.

4. A specific entity cannot receive more than one Scholarship Grant for their staff in a fiscal year.

5. Quality Counts North State (QCNS) Participants should review their request with their Mentor Coach to verify that the request is not eligible for QCNS funding. QCNS Mentor Coaches must sign the application prior to submission to verify this step.

6. In recognition of F5S’s existing investment in Triple P (Positive Parenting Program), training on parenting education focused on child behavior modification must be Triple P-specific training. No other child behavior programs or models will be funded.

7. Applicants are encouraged to visit the website to learn more about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's) and resilience.

8. Grantees will receive 50% of the award as an up-front payment, with the balance received upon completion of the training or conference and submission of a grant report and invoice.

9. Grant recipients will be required to submit receipts documenting all expenses covered with Grant funds. Grantees who fail to submit receipts and/or to attend the conference/training as contracted will be required to return funds to First 5 Shasta and will be ineligible for future First 5 Shasta funding for a period of one year.

10. Proposed conference/training must be completed before June 30, 2020.

11. Applicants must offer at least one learning presentation, training, or information session with staff or parents at their agency to share information learned at the conference.

12. Applicants must present one information session to First 5 Shasta staff to share information learned at the conference.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for applications is Friday, March 27, 2020 at 5:00 PM. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the deadline or until funds are depleted, whichever comes first.

It is highly recommended that all applicants read the Strategic Plan and familiarize themselves with the goals and objectives prior to submitting funding requests, see Supporting Documents below.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Theresa Rickard-Tibbett
(530) 646-3780

First 5 Shasta
393 Park Marina Circle
Redding, CA 96001
Phone: 530-646-3780

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USA: California: Shasta County

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