In accordance with its Strategic Plan, the First 5 Butte County Children and Families Commission (the Commission) makes funds available through Proposition 10, the Children and Families Act, for the provision of programs and services that will lead to improved outcomes for Butte County children, prenatal to five years old, and their families.

The Commission authorized the release on December 23, 2013 of a Request for Proposals (RFP) under its Strengthening Families Initiative.

With the release of the RFP, the Commission is seeking to expand its Strengthening Families Initiative by identifying Family Strengthening Organizations to partner with in an effort to incorporate the Strengthening Families framework within their own work and to promote the five Protective Factors in the communities and families they serve. The Commission seeks proposals (up to $250,000) to develop a Gridley/Biggs Strengthening Families Network and proposals (up to $150,000) for Fatherhood Involvement.

The funds will be awarded through a competitive process. To apply for funds under these two RFPs, applicants may be an individual, community-based organization, faith-based organization, for profit or non-profit entity, public or private agency, college, university, municipality or a unit of Butte County government. The guidelines for both RFPs are available on the website under Funding Opportunities.  Copies of the RFP guidelines are also available by contacting the Commission office at 530-538-7964.