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First 5 LA is one of 58 county commissions created by Proposition 10 in November 1998, to support children from prenatal to age 5 through a variety of investments, projects, initiatives and advocacy efforts. In November 2014, the First 5 LA Board of Commissioners adopted a new Strategic Plan to guide its investments from July 2015 through June 2020. The plan, Focusing for the Future, lays out a clear path for First 5 LA to maximize its impact to strengthen families and improve outcomes for the greatest number of children prenatal to age 5 in L.A. County. The plan provides a roadmap for increasing First 5 LA’s contribution to better outcomes for young children by strengthening families, the communities they live in, and the systems that support them.

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.

First 5 LA - Conference/Event Funding Grant: First 5 LA’s goal for funding conferences and events is to support knowledge sharing activities that advance the field of early child development through:

  • Increasing community and/or professional capacity
  • Disseminating best and promising practices
  • Sharing new research findings

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. 

Best Start Communities Request For Vendors (RFV): First 5 LA is seeking to work with eligible and qualified vendors to support community convenings for Best Start communities, which may range from 10 to 200 participants.

 

Requests For Information
As part of developing funding opportunities, First 5 LA posts requests for information to obtain a greater understanding of specific topic areas.

 

Closed Opportunities

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

  • Federal Policy Strategy and Advocacy Consultant Request for Qualifications (RFQ): First 5 LA is issuing an RFQ to invite submissions from qualified firms interested in serving as First 5 LA’s federal Policy Strategy and Advocacy Consultant

  • Consultants Pool Request for Qualifications (RFQ): First 5 LA seeks to develop a pool of consultants that demonstrate the qualifications, experience, competency, and ability to successfully provide professional counsel, technical assistance and related program and/or organizational support for “Human Resources” areas of expertis

  • Community Resource Networks Request for Information: First 5 LA is seeking information regarding community resource networks servingBest Start Communities.  The purposes of this Request for Information (RFI) are toidentify current efforts by existing networks to coordinate services and supports for families with children prenatal to age 5 as well as learn from networks about the needs and opportunities related to coordination of services and supports. 

  • Welcome Baby Impact Evaluation Request for Proposals: First 5 LA is seeking a contractor to design and conduct a longitudinal randomized control trial (RCT) of the Welcome Baby home visiting program. 

  • Strategic Marketing and Communications Agency Request for Qualifications: First 5 LA is issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to solicit proposals from firms that can provide strategic marketing and communication services to First 5 LA.

  • Call for External Reviewers - Strategic Marketing and Communications Agency RFQ: First 5 LA seeks qualified reviewers to evaluate proposals in response to the Strategic Marketing and Communications Agency RFQ. Selected external reviewers will score proposals as part of a multi-stage review process

  • Call for Reviewers - Welcome Baby Impact Evaluation RFP: First 5 LA is soliciting qualified reviewers to read and score proposals for the Welcome Baby Impact Evaluation RFP.

  • Building Stronger Families in West Athens - Phase I RFP: This RFP is to select a Contractor to coordinate with the Best Start West Athens Partnership to implement all the strategies and activities described in this RFP. Proposers responding to this Best Start RFP must have the qualifications, experience and demonstrated success in community capacity building efforts.

    Building Stronger Families in Lancaster - Phase I RFP: This RFP is to select a Contractor to coordinate with the Best Start Lancaster Partnership to implement all the strategies and activities described in this RFP.

  • Legal Services RFQ: First 5 LA is issuing an RFQ to invite submissions from qualified law firms interested in serving as Legal Counsel for First 5 LA

  • Call for Reviewers - Legal Services RFQ: First 5 LA seeks qualified reviewers to evaluate proposals from qualified legal firms interested in serving as Legal Counsel for First 5 LA.

  • First 5 LA - Conference/Event Funding Grant: conference and event funding grant from First 5 LA will fund conferences and events that support improved outcomes for families with children prenatal to 5 and relate to First 5 LA’s goal of building stronger families and healthier communities.

  • Building Stronger Families in Northeast Valley – Phase I Request for Proposals: This RFP is to select a Contractor to coordinate with the Best Start NEV Community Partnership to implement all the strategies and activities described in this RFP. Applicants responding to this Best Start RFP must have the qualifications, experience and demonstrated success in community capacity building efforts. 

  • Building Stronger Families in Wilmington - Phase I Request for Proposals: This RFP is to select a  Contractor to coordinate with the Best Start Wilmington Partnership to  implement all the strategies and activities described in this RFP. Applicants  responding to this Best  Start RFP must have the qualifications, experience and  demonstrated success in community capacity building efforts.

  • Building Stronger Families in Compton-East Compton - Phase I Request for Proposals: This RFP is to select a Contractor to coordinate with the Best Start Compton-East Compton Partnership to implement all the strategies and activities described in this RFP. Applicants responding to this Best Start RFP must have the qualifications, experience and demonstrated success in community capacity building efforts.

  • Building Stronger Families in Broadway-Manchester - Phase I Request for Proposals: This RFP is to select a Contractor to coordinate with the Best Start Broadway-Manchester Partnership to implement all the strategies and activities described in this RFP. Applicants responding to this Best Start RFP must have the qualifications, experience and demonstrated success in community capacity building efforts. 

  • Building Stronger Families in Best Start East Los Angeles – Phase I Request for Proposals: This RFP is to select a Contractor to coordinate with the Best Start East Los Angeles Partnership to implement all the strategies and activities described in this RFP. Applicants responding to this Best Start RFP must have the qualifications, experience and demonstrated success in community capacity building efforts.

  • Building Stronger Families in West Athens - Phase I Request for Proposals: This RFP is to select a Contractor to coordinate with the Best Start West Athens Partnership to implement all the strategies and activities described in this RFP. Applicants responding to this Best Start RFP must have the qualifications, experience and demonstrated success in community capacity building efforts.    

  • Building Stronger Families in South El Monte/El Monte - Phase I Request for Proposals: This RFP is to select a Contractor to coordinate with the Best Start South El Monte/El Monte Partnership to implement all the strategies and activities described in this RFP. Applicants responding to this Best Start RFP must have the qualifications, experience and demonstrated success in community capacity building efforts.

  • Building Stronger Families in Lancaster - Phase I Request for Proposals: This RFP is to select a Contractor to coordinate with the Best Start Lancaster Partnership to implement all the strategies and activities described in this RFP. Applicants responding to this Best Start RFP must have the qualifications, experience and demonstrated success in community capacity building efforts.       

  • Building Stronger Families in Watts-Willowbrook - Phase 1 Request for Proposals: This RFP is to select a Contractor to coordinate with the Best Start Watts/Willowbrook Partnership to implement all the strategies and activities described in this RFP.

  • Building Stronger Families Palmdale – Phase 1 Request for Proposals (RFP): This RFP is to select a Contractor to coordinate with the Best Start Palmdale Partnership to implement all the strategies and activities described in this RFP

  • Building Stronger Families Southeast Los Angeles County Cities – Phase 1 Request for Proposals (RFP): This RFP is to select a Contractor to coordinate with the Best Start SELA Partnership to implement all the strategies and activities described in this RFP. 

  • Baby-Friendly Hospitals Request For Proposals (RFP): First 5 LA seeks to enhance the integration of its Welcome Baby and Baby-Friendly Hospital investments. The goal of the RFP is to select hospitals that are willing, ready and able to embrace and implement policy changes recommended by Baby-Friendly USA to increase the exclusive breastfeeding rate throughout Los Angeles County by supporting hospitals in their efforts to attain the Baby-Friendly Hospital designation.

  • Building Stronger Families in Panorama City and Neighbors – Phase 1 Request for Qualifications (RFQ): Through this Request for Qualifications (RFQ), First 5 LA will select one contractor to implement strategies and activities for the Best Start Panorama City and Neighbors community. 

  • Call for External Reviewers - First 5 LA Consultants Pool RFQ: The First 5 LA Consultants Pool RFQ seeks applicants for consultant work with several of First 5 LA’s departments. The First 5 LA Consultants Pool will serve as a source of pre-qualified experts who may be procured to provide assistance and advisory services to support First 5 LA. 

  • Los Angeles County Early Care and Education Professional Development System Study: Request for Proposals (RFP): First 5 LA is seeking a contractor to design and conduct the Los Angeles County Early Care and Education Professional Development System Study.

  • Call for Reviewers - Los Angeles County Early Care and Education Professional Development System Study RFP: First 5 LA is soliciting qualified reviewers to read and score proposals for the Los Angeles County Early Care and Education (ECE) Professional Development System Study. 

  • Modified Bridges for Newborns Screening Tool Psychometric Study Request for Proposal: First 5 LA is seeking a contractor to design and conduct a psychometric study of the Modified Bridges for Newborns Screening Tool. 

  • Building Stronger Families in Metro LA – Phase 1 Request for Proposals (RFP): Through this Request for Proposals (RFP), First 5 LA will select one (1) contractor to implement strategies and activities for the Best Start Metro LA community. 

  • Call for Reviewers - Modified Bridges for Newborns Screening Tool Psychometric Study: First 5 LA is soliciting qualified reviewers to read and score proposals for the Modified Bridges for Newborns Screening Tool Psychometric Study RFP

  • First 5 LA Conference/Event Funding Grant: First 5 LA’s goal for funding conferences and events is to support knowledge-sharing activities that advance the field of early child development through increasing community and/or professional capacity, disseminating best and promising practices, and sharing new research findings.

  • At-Risk Fathers Investment Request for Information: First 5 LA is seeking information regarding fatherhood efforts in Los Angeles County.  The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to canvass existing fatherhood efforts supporting families with children prenatal to age 5 and identify opportunities to enrich these efforts in L.A. County.  Note that this is not a solicitation for funding but rather a request for information. 

  • First 5 LA Auditing Services RFQ: Through this Request for Qualifications (RFQ), First 5 LA will select 1 contractor to conduct certified annual audits of First 5 LA. California law requires that each county commission conduct an audit of and issue a written report on its financial activities during the preceding fiscal year. 

  • Call for External Reviewers - First 5 LA Auditing Services RFQ: First 5 LA seeks qualified reviewers to evaluate applications from organizations seeking to work as the certified public accounting firm for First 5 LA.

  • For consultants within First 5 LA’s consultant pool: First 5 LA is seeking an Organizational Design consultant(s) to design, sequence, and execute an integrated organizational transformation and change management process to support First 5 LA’s implementation of its new Strategic Plan. Consultants with the appropriate qualifications will be solicited directly. If you are interested in joining First 5 LA’s consultant pool for future solicitations, please click here to complete an application.
  • Welcome Baby Implementation and Outcomes Evaluation Request for Proposal "Updated Timeline": First 5 LA is seeking a contractor to design and conduct an evaluation of Welcome Baby-a locally designed, free and voluntary home visiting program for pregnant and post-partum women in Los Angeles County. 
  • Consultants Pool Request for Qualifications (RFQ): First 5 LA seeks to develop a pool of consultants that demonstrate the qualifications, experience, competency, and ability to successfully provide professional counsel, technical assistance and related program and/or organizational support.
  • Human Resources Consultant Pool Request for Consultants (RFC): Applications accepted on a rolling basis through December 31, 2014. First 5 LA's Department of Human Resources is developing a pool of specialty consultants in different areas of the HR discipline.
  • Best Start Communities - Building Stronger Families in Central Long Beach – Request for Qualifications: Through this RFQ, First 5 LA will select one contractor to implement strategies and activities for the Best Start Central Long Beach community.
  • Welcome Baby Implementation and Outcomes Evaluation: Request for Proposals Call for Reviewers  Updated Timeline: First 5 LA seeks qualified reviewers for proposals for the Welcome Baby Implementation and Outcomes Evaluation. 
  • 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. 
  • Reducing Early Childhood Obesity Collective Impact Evaluation: Request for Proposals (RFP) - Deadline Extended:  First 5 LA is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) to qualified groups and multi-agency partnerships interested in designing and conducting a collective impact evaluation of First 5 LA's early childhood obesity prevention investments.
  • Reducing Early Childhood Obesity Collective Impact Evaluation - Request for Proposals Proposal Reviewer Application: The First 5 LA Research and Evaluation department is issuing a Request for Proposals to qualified individuals and groups interested in designing and conducting a collective impact evaluation of the early childhood obesity prevention investments
  • Tot Parks and Trails Enhancement Fund Request for Proposals: The Tot Parks and Trails Enhancement Fund is designed to specifically support current Tot Park and Trail contractors regarding safety improvements for tot park projects currently in development.
  • 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.
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First 5 LA - Conference/Event Funding Grant
Posted Date - April 1, 2016 Closing Date for Applications - 5 p.m. PT on April 30, 2016 BACKGROUND First 5 LA’s goal for funding conferences...

Baby-Friendly Hospital Request for Proposals (RFP)
Posting Date - July 23, 2015 Updated - August 4, 2015 - Updated Section IX. Required Documents - H. Commitment to Achieve and Maintain Baby-Friendly...

Los Angeles County Early Care and Education Professional Development System Study: Request for Proposals (RFP)
Closing Date for Applications: May 28, 2015 by 5:00pm PDT Please note that the RFP was updated on May 12, 2015 ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS...

Modified Bridges for Newborns Screening Tool Psychometric Study Request for Proposal
Closing Date for Applications: May 8, 2015 5:00pm PDTELIGIBLE APPLICANTS:This solicitation is opened to all qualified applicants.DESCRIPTION: First...

Call for Reviewers - Modified Bridges for Newborns Screening Tool Psychometric Study
THIS CALL FOR EXTERNAL REVIEWERS HAS CLOSEDOriginal Closing Date: April 24, 2014 by 5:00pm PDT Current Closing Date: April 30, 2014 by 5:00pm PDT...

First 5 LA Conference/Event Funding Grant
Closing Date: April 30, 2015 5:OOpm PSTDESCRIPTIONFirst 5 LA’s goal for funding conferences and events is to support knowledge-sharing...

At-Risk Fathers Investment Request for Information
Closing Date for Responses: April 1, 2015 by 5:00 p.m. PSTELIGIBLE APPLICANTS:This Request for Information (RFI) is opened to all agencies which...

First 5 LA and FreshWorks Offers $2 Million in Loan Capital
First 5 LA is excited to announce the release of the Food Enterprise Microlending Intermediary (FEMI) Request for Proposal, now open through January 9...

Welcome Baby Implementation and Outcomes Evaluation Request for Proposal
BACKGROUND First 5 LA is seeking a contractor to design and conduct an evaluation of Welcome Baby-a locally designed, free and voluntary home...

First 5 LA Online Application Help
Below, please find a summary of frequently asked questions. If none of the topics address your question please email Online_Application@first5la.org...

Department of Human Resources Consultant Pool - Application
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First 5 LA Consultants Pool RFQ - Application
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Conference/Event Funding Grant
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Conference/Event Funding Grant
BACKGROUND First 5 LA's goal for funding conferences and events is to support knowledge-sharing activities that advance the field of early child...

Department of Human Resources Consultant Pool - Request for Consultants (RFC)
Please note that the sample contract has been revised and replaced on 10/6/2014BACKGROUNDFirst 5 LA's Department of Human Resources is developing...

First 5 LA Consultants Pool Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
Please note that the sample contract has been revised and replaced on 10/7/2014BACKGROUNDFirst 5 LA is seeking applicants for consultant work...
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