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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.

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.

FIRST 5 LA Consultants Pool RFQ: First 5 LA is seeking applicants to be part of First 5 LA’s Consultant Pool (Pool). The Pool will serve as a source of pre-qualified experts who may be solicited to provide assistance and advisory services to support First 5 LA.

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. 

 

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.

  • 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 QualificationsThrough 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 TimelineFirst 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.
  • 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.
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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
Step 1: Create a user account by clicking here.Step 2: Once a user account has been created, click here to access the application.Step 3: Once an...

First 5 LA Consultants Pool RFQ - Application
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Conference/Event Funding Grant
Step 1: Create a user account by clicking here.Step 2: Once a user account has been created, click here to access the application.Step 3: Once an...

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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