Responsive Grant Fund RFP

First 5 Sonoma County is pleased to release a Request for Proposals (RFP) for funding through First 5 Sonoma County Commission’s Responsive Grant Fund: Addressing impacts of COVID-19 and the Shelter-in-Place order in Sonoma County on young children and their families. This RFP outlines the information necessary to understand the competitive selection process and the required documentation necessary for the submission of proposals. All interested proposers must meet the requirements specified in this RFP. 


  • May 22, 2020 - Release of the Request for Proposal (RFP)
  • May 27, 2020 - Written Questions Due by 5:00pm
  • May 29, 2020 - Responses to Questions Posted by 5:00pm
  • June 2, 2020 - Proposals due to First 5 Sonoma County by 5:00pm
  • June 22, 2020 - Recommendation to the Commission for Approval
  • July 1, 2020 - Responsive Grant Services Contract Begins

Responsive Grant Fund RFP Information

Responsive Grant Fund Budget Template

Responsive Grant Fund RFP FAQ Sheet


We are no longer accepting mini-grant applications for fiscal year 2019-2020.

Mini-Grant Awards for fiscal year 2019-2020

Little Tots Country Daycare You & Me Children's Center
Lifeways - Nest Playgarden Amanda Tatum (Child Care)
Andrea Deason (Child Care) Maria Flores (Child Care)
SR Community Health (Lombardi) SR Community Health (Pediatric)
Little Adventures Preschool STARS Preschool - Forestville
Storybook Village Preschool Owl Moon Family DayCare
Free Book Mobile SoCo Titas Daycare
Cabello Family Daycare Soos Family Daycare
Sonoma County Library Rainbow Bridge Montessori
Marcela Menjivar Family Daycare Petaluma Adult School
Torres Daycare Kathie's Family Daycare
Woodside West School Mark West Community Preschool
Ruiz Daycare Flores Daycare
SRJC Children's Center Nora Dowd Family Daycare
Diana Cuevas (Child Care)