Posting Date for Proposals: 5 p.m. PT on August 12, 2019.

Update: Informational Webinar Presentation posted August 23, 2019

Update: Questions & Answers posted September 5, 2019

Closing Date for Proposals: 5 p.m. PT on September 12, 2019.


Proposers responding to this Request for Proposals must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Proposers must have a minimum of five years of operation as a legal entity
  • Proposers must have a permanent primary office location in Los Angeles County


The intent of the project is to cultivate relationships, share knowledge, and apply learning among partners to bolster their respective capacity building efforts. This project will help establish a cross-sector learning structure that gathers a diverse cross-section of community-based organizations, services providers, county agencies, policy advocates, funders, and individual community leaders. This project will be the centerpiece of the Communities Department’s learning for impact efforts and will bolster our ability to understand and measure the interconnectedness and impact of our investments towards increasing community capacity to support and promote the safety, healthy development, and well-being of children prenatal to age 5 and their families.

Questions & Answers – posted September 5, 2019 (Information) PDF


Potential proposers are highly encouraged to participate in the Information Webinar scheduled for August 21, 2019 at 1:00-2:00 p.m. PT to learn more about the RFP requirements.

Informational Webinar Presentation Slides (PDF)


In order to respond to this RFP, an application packet complete with required documents must be received through the online application system by First 5 LA no later than 5 p.m. PT on September 12, 2019. Please review the RFP’s Timeline for Selection Process to ensure availability during the review activities.

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 application has been started, click here to modify and/or submit your application. Please do not create a new application once you have started your application.

For help with the online application click here.

Applicants must submit all required documents specified in the RFP through this online form. It is highly recommended that you print a copy of your application for your records prior to clicking “Submit.” To do this, click “Printer-Friendly Version.” You should review the printed copy prior to submitting the application electronically. In addition, you should ensure that the attachments were successfully uploaded by reviewing the list of attachments included.

To ensure that all potential applicants receive the same information, questions and answers will be compiled and posted on this webpage. All questions and requests for additional information regarding this RFP must be received before 5 p.m. PT on August 30, 2019 and answers will be posted on the website on September 5, 2019. First 5 LA reserves the sole right to determine the timing and content of the responses to all questions and requests for additional information. First 5 LA may respond to individual inquires and them post replies to all questions by the posting date.


All questions and requests for additional information regarding this RFP must be submitted via email to Blanca Hernandez, Contract Compliance Officer at [email protected].