Applications for the General Mini-Grant Program will be accepted on two deadlines. Applications may request up to $3,000.00 to support programs benefiting children from birth to age 5.
General Mini-Grants Guidelines and Application Instructions RFA (PDF)
Application Attachments A-D (WORD)
Attachments E (PDF)
First 5 Merced-Mariposa IMPACT Mini-GrantsApplications for the First 5 Merced-Mariposa IMPACT Mini-Grants will be accepted and reviewed continually through Monday April 30, 2018 or until funds are exhausted.
IMPACT Mini-Grants support participating licensed and license-exempt child care providers by providing material/supplies designed to improve the quality of child care settings.
Applicants are encouraged to carefully read all of the program requirements before applying.
IMPACT Mini-Grant DocumentsIMPACT Mini-Grants Guidelines and Application Instructions RFA (PDF)
Community Engagement Sponsorship Program
Funding ranges from $250 to $1,000 per event. A Letter of Request must be submitted to First 5, which provides the requested information at least 21 days prior to the event. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis as allocated funding allows.
View the Community Engagement Letter of Request Guidelines (PDF)
Joint Funding Partnerships Program
Under this program, First 5 Merced County partners with local organizations with the aim of leveraging additional (non-First 5) funds and services in Merced County to maximize the benefit for children 0-5 years and their families; and, increasing the degree of coordination of funding and services that are supported across different funding streams.
Three types of partnerships are available: Joint Grant making, Local Cash Match Commitments, and First 5 Augmentation Funding. Potential partnerships may be developed on a continuous basis as allocated funding allows.
View the Funding Guidelines and Criteria (PDF)