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Grants to California Nonprofits and Agencies for
Community-Based Programs That Benefit Young Children

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Modoc County Children and Families Commission (FIRST 5 Modoc)

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Deadline Date:

04/16/21 3:00 PM - Receipt


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Grants to California nonprofit organizations and public agencies in eligible areas for new and established community-based programs that benefit children, from birth to age five. Applicants must submit a Letter of Intent prior to applying. Funding is intended for programs that nurture the physical, social-emotional, and educational growth of children in Modoc County.

FIRST 5 Modoc is committed to ensuring the optimal health, development, and well-being of children 0-5 and their families, while at the same time promoting respect and knowledge in all areas of diversity. Applicants must demonstrate familiarity with FIRST 5 Modoc’s Strategic plan and show how their proposal relates to the priority areas of the plan. The priority areas are:

  1. Improved Child Health
  2. Improved Child Development
  3. Improved Family Functioning
  4. Improved Systems of Care

FIRST 5 Modoc is dedicated to improving the areas where children’s lives and development are most affected. The Community Grants were designed to enable the vital public and community agencies serving the county’s children and families to expand and/or enhance their services, and to improve their own internal capacity to provide more effective services. Applicants are further encouraged to build collaborations and relationships with other agencies in the community to promote service integration and to avoid duplication of services.

Proposals must demonstrate that the funding will support a strategy or strategies (program, services, or project) that appropriately target one or more focus areas in the current Strategic Plan. Applicants must show their project meets a unique and distinct need in the community, addresses the Commission’s goals, and reaches children, aged 0-5.

For additional information about First 5 Modoc's four priority areas, see:

The Modoc County Children and Families Commission states commitment and leadership towards taking proactive steps to ensure that Modoc County children and their families from diverse populations, including children with disabilities and other special needs, are an integral part of the planning and implementation of Proposition 10. For additional information, see:

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GrantWatch ID#: 168698

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Estimated Size of Grant:

This competitive grant allocation process is for grants over $10,000.

Term of Contract:

The contract term will begin July 1. Contracts will be for 12 months unless FIRST 5 Modoc designates otherwise. Proposers may request contract terms up to three years.

If after three years a grantee has successfully achieved the results outlined in the evaluation plan and all other contractual requirements have been met they may come back to the Commission through the regular competitive bid process for further consideration of funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All organizations must be non-profit organizations with a 501c (3) status or have fiscal agent sponsorship from a 501(3) organization or be a public agency (county, city, school, district, etc.).

Collaborative (Multi-Agency) proposals:
i. A lead agency must be identified; the lead agency will be responsible for the performance of subcontractors and shall sign the contracts.
ii. Copies of agreements between participating subcontractors shall be submitted with the Proposal.
iii. An organization chart should be included with the Proposal, illustrating the roles and responsibilities of each participant.

Pre-proposal Conference:

An informational meeting for potential proposers will be held on Monday, February 4, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the FIRST 5 Modoc office. Applicants are encouraged to attend this meeting if they have any questions on the proposal process, the content of the Letter of Intent, or the content of a full proposal.

Pre-Application Information:

- January 25, 2021: Letter of Intent, Guidelines, Formal Proposal documents, and Strategic Plan available
- February 4, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Proposers' informational meeting
- February 26, 2021, 3:00 PM: Letters of Intent due
- April 16, 2021, 3:00 PM: Formal Proposals due
- May 12, 2021, 5:30 PM: Public hearings to review and question proposals
- June 9, 2021, 5:30 PM: Score formal proposals and award announcements
- July 1, 2021: Commencement of contracts for FY 2021-22

FIRST 5 Modoc will review and score proposals in a public meeting. (See RFP Timetable above). You may be asked to answer questions from Commissioners between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Plan on making a presentation at this time. This interview and presentation period is for the Commissioners to learn more about your proposal before they finalize their scores. Please plan to attend, if you cannot, please notify the FIRST 5 Modoc office.

Notifications of awards and denials of awards will be mailed to all competitors five (5) working days after notice of the proposed has been posted.

A specific project may receive grant funding only once per fiscal year (however, an agency may apply for grant funding for different projects).

Contact Information:

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

LOIs and proposals must be submitted either by mail or by hand to:

FIRST 5 Modoc
802 North East St. Room 103
Alturas, CA 96101
Attention: LOI (Letter of Intent) or
Attention: RFP

Please contact the office with any questions:
(530) 233-7122

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