Request for Applications #2020-05: Annual Grants

Responses due: June 8, 2020, 5:00 PM PST

2020-05 Annual Grants RFA
2020-05 Annual Grants Application
2020-05 Annual Grants Attachment B- Sample Contract
Annual Grants Program Policy 2020
Addendum to 2020-05 Annual Grants - Applicants' Questions and Answers


First 5 Solano Emergency Response Fund

Due to receiving a high number of applications for the FY2019/20 (April 9 through June 30, 2020) funding cycle, as of April 30, 2020 we have closed the application period for this cycle.

The application period for the FY2020/21 (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021) funding cycle is anticipated to be open late May/early June 2020.


Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the First 5 Solano Commission has allocated funds to the Emergency Response Fund and it currently accepting applications. Grants of up to $7,500 are available to address needs of community partners generated by the local, state, and federal response to community emergencies, which may include, but are not limited to:
  • Purchasing technology to continue services for children ages 0-5 and their families, such as Zoom videoconferencing, SurveyMonkey, etc
  • Provision of services which are identified by the community to ensure needed First 5 Solano funded services and other services to young children are able to continue.
  • Provision of supplies which are identified by the community to ensure families basic needs are met.
  • Other grants determined to be consistent with the purpose of the Fund as approved by the First 5 Solano Commission.
Funding available FY2019/20 (April 9, 2020 through June 30, 2020): *$64,519 - Application period currently open
*Please note: This funding was increased to $64,519 due to a generous donation of $20,000 from Travis Credit Union

Funding available FY2020/21 (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021): $50,000 - Application period anticipated to be open late May/early June 2020

Applications will be accepted from current First 5 Solano grantees and other community agencies and individuals serving children ages 0-5, their families, and providers of services in Solano County. Applications will be considered in the order received until the funding has been fully allocated.

To apply for a grant:
  1. Review the Emergency Response Fund Policy
  2. Complete the Emergency Response Fund Application (download in and complete in Word)
  3. Email the application with a signature to cfcsolano@solanocounty.com
  4. Once approved, you will be required to sign the Emergency Response Fund Legal Agreement
  5. Within 30 days of project completion (no later than July 30, 2020 for the current open application), you will be required to complete the Emergency Response Fund -- Grant Activity Report (download and complete in Word)
Emergency Response Fund Policy
Emergency Response Fund Legal Agreement
Emergency Response Fund -Grant Activity Report
Emergency Response Fund Application