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First 5 LA funds within our four goal areas of children being born healthy, maintaining a healthy weight, being safe from abuse and neglect and being ready for kindergarten through a variety of initiatives that are designed to accomplish specific measurable objectives for improving the well-being of the population we serve. Our Funding Center information will keep you posted on new funding and contract opportunities, as well as explain our funding guidelines, requirements and procedures. First 5 LA policy does not allow us to respond to unsolicited proposals. First 5 LA is required to administer funding for proposals or projects through a transparent Request for Proposal/Request for Qualifications process. 


Current Funding Opportunities
There are often opportunities for funding from First 5 LA to support programs and services for children ages 0-5 and their families. This section describes our current funding opportunities. 

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Contract Opportunities
As part of our program implementation, First 5 LA frequently posts contract opportunities and issues requests for proposals to the broader professional community.


Closed Opportunities
The following funding opportunities have closed while applications are being reviewed.

  • First 5 LA Conference Funding: First 5 LA's primary goal for funding conferences/events is to support knowledge sharing activities that advance the field of early child development.
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Evaluation Request For Qualifications (RFQ): First 5 LA is issuing this Request for Qualifications to qualified individuals and groups interested in conducting an evaluation of First 5 LA's Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Training Program
  • Research and Evaluation Department Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Evaluation Request for Qualifications: First 5 LA seeks qualified reviewers for a Request for Qualification for individuals applying to be an evaluator for the First 5 LA Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Evaluation Project.
  • Stenographer Request for Qualifications (RFQ): First 5 LA is seeking a Stenographer to produce accurate transcripts of live proceedings. The selected contractor will be responsible for making verbatim official records of board meetings and providing read back of all or portions of the record upon request.
  • Research and Evaluation Consultant Pool Request for Qualifications(RFQ) EXTENDED TO February 14, 2014: The First 5 LA Research and Evaluation (R&E) department is seeking applicants to be included in a pool of approved consultants to support R&E work. 
  • Research and Evaluation Consultant Pool RFQ Call for Reviewers: First 5 LA's Research & Evaluation Department seeks qualified reviewers for their Consultant Pool RFQ.
  • First 5 LA's 2014 Strategic Planning Consultant Request for Qualifications(RFQ): First 5 LA is seeking a consultant to work with staff in developing its next strategic plan.
  • Software System for Data Collection and Reporting Request for Proposal (RFQ): This is a Request for Proposals (RFP) being posted by the Children and Families Commission of Orange County looking for a Software Vendor who can offer a data system that will collect grantee and individual-level data for several First 5 Commissions.
  • Best Start Communities Vendor Pool Request for Vendors (RFV): First 5 LA seeks to develop a pool of pre-approved local vendors that are eligible to provide services in a number of areas including: catering, child care, facilities/venues, interpretation/translation and transportation. A potential vendor may apply for each area for which they are qualified.
  • Getting Better Data Reporting System Request for Proposal: Due date extended through October 4, 2013: First 5 LA is seeking a qualified Data Application Development Firm to design, develop and implement a custom data capture and reporting application.
  • First 5 LA Getting Better Data Reporting System Request for Proposal - Call for Reviewers: First 5 LA is seeking qualified proposal reviewers to review and score proposals and/or applications submitted in response to the First 5 LA Data Capture and Reporting Application RFP. Please click here to view and download the reviewer application and qualifications. Due date extended to October 4, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Referrals to Early Intervention Services for Autism and Other Developmental Delays Request for Proposals: First 5 LA's Early Identification of Autism and Other Developmental Delays funding opportunity will support the development and implementation of six pilot projects.
  • Early Identification of and Referrals to Early Intervention Svcs for Autism & Other Dev. Delays Request for Qualifications: Through this RFQ, First 5 LA will select a Training and Technical Assistance provider who will support the selected community-based providers for the Early Identification of and Referrals to Early Intervention Services for Autism and Other Developmental Delays project.
  • Comprehensive Professional Development Evaluation Request For Proposals: First 5 LA is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) to qualified applicants interested in conducting a longitudinal outcome evaluation of six professional development (PD) programs in First 5 LA's ECE Workforce Development Portfolio.
  • LA Children's Data Network (LACDN) Program Manager - (RFQ): First 5 LA seeks qualified reviewers to evaluate applications from organizations seeking to work as a vendor for First 5 LA.
  • Los Angeles Children's Data Network (LACDN) Program Manager Request for Qualifications: First 5 LA is issuing this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to qualified applicants interested in serving as an institutional home to manage the LACDN, foster its growth, increase its impact, and develop a strategic plan for sustainability.
  • Research and Evaluation Department Countywide Systems Improvement Comprehensive Evaluation Request for Proposals Call for Reviewers: First 5 LA seeks qualified reviewers for a Request for Proposals for individuals applying to conduct the Countywide Systems Improvement Comprehensive Evaluation
  • Countywide Systems Improvement Comprehensive Evaluation Request for Proposals: First 5 LA is seeking a contractor to design and implement a comprehensive evaluation of our countywide systems improvement (CSI) strategies, focused on the four key areas of public education, policy and advocacy, resource mobilization, and organizational capacity building.
  • Select Home Visitation Provider Pool Request for Qualifications: First 5 LA is issuing this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to qualified applicants interested in implementing a Select Home Visitation program and being included in the Select Home Visitation Provider Pool.
  • Welcome Baby Provider Pool Request for Qualifications: First 5 LA is issuing this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to qualified applicants interested in implementing Welcome Baby and being included in the Welcome Baby Provider Pool. While hospitals will serve as the fiscal agent for the Welcome Baby program, they may choose to partner with one or more community-based organizations or entities to manage and implement the prenatal and postpartum Welcome Baby engagements.
  • Best Start Printer and Promo Vendor Call for Reviewers: First 5 LA and Best Start seeks qualified reviewers to evaluate applications from businesses seeking to work as providers of printing and/or promotional materials.
  • Best Start Printer and Promo Vendor Request for Qualifications (RFQ): This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is being issued to businesses interested in providing printing and promotional materials services to the Best Start program.
  • Research and Evaluation Consultant Pool Request for Qualifications (RFQ): Deadline extended to May 31, 2013. The First 5 LA Research and Evaluation (R&E) department is seeking applicants to be included in a pool of approved consultants to support R&E work.
  • Welcome Baby Strategic Partnership Hospital Letter Of Intent: Hospitals responding to this LOI must have the competency and ability to successfully support implementation of Welcome Baby. Hospitals will be expected to serve as the fiscal agent and support implementation of the program's hospital visit, including the provision of onsite personnel to conduct the visit.