February 21, 2014
Heartfelt thanks to all of you who submitted a proposal to First 5 Butte County. We appreciate the time and effort you put into writing your proposals. The work that you do on behalf of children and families in Butte County is deeply valued by the Commission.
Northern Valley Catholic Social Services has been invited to enter into contract negotiations for “Project Fatherhood”.
The Gridley/Biggs Scoring Committee carefully reviewed the proposals. The committee reviewed the RFP and revisited the identified goals:
- Engage community organizations and members in the planning, implementation and participation of the community network;
- Increase communication, collaboration and partnerships between organizations that serve children ages 0-5;
- Provide services/activities to children ages 0-5 and their families;
- Provide outreach and information to community members and organizations in order to promote the Five Protective Factors and the work of the Gridley/Biggs Community Strengthening Families Network
After thoughtful discussion regarding both the proposals and the goals of the RFP, it was determined unanimously by the Committee that none of the submitted proposals adequately addressed the goals of the RFP, thus none of the proposals received the minimum score of 75. The Committee recommends that the Gridley/Biggs targeted funding strategy be returned to the Strengthening Families Committee for further consideration about how to most effectively fund a Gridley/Biggs Community Strengthening Families Network.
January 17, 2014
The Commission has released two RFPs; one for Fatherhood Involvement and one to develop a Gridley/Biggs Strengthening Families Network. A non-mandatory pre-application information session was held on Friday, January 10, 2014. Below is a link to the questions and answers from that session, and those that were submitted via e-mail.
Request for Proposals – FAQ
December 23, 2013
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.
January 27, 2012
This policy brief produced by the Children NOW Oral Health Access Council covers the intersections of childhood obesity and dental disease, and offers solutions that can promote the prevention of both. Click here for the full report.
December 21, 2011
It’s common knowledge that one of the best ways to communicate with your baby is through touch. But an ever-growing body of research suggests that baby massage does more than help infants feel relaxed, secure and safe.
Read the article in The Union
December 21, 2011
Parents Anonymous® Inc. is a family strengthening program that effectively prevents child abuse and neglect using the Strengthening Families approach. Parents Anonymous recognizes that being a parent is a critically important job, 24 hours a day, and it is not always easy. They believe that asking for help is a sign of strength, and that everyone needs a supportive, listening person to reach out to in times of need. To provide exactly this kind of support to parents and caregivers, Parents Anonymous launched the National Parent Helpline® where callers get emotional support from a trained Advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent. The Helpline can be reached at 1-855- 4A PARENT (1-855-427-2736), Monday through Friday 10:00 AM PST to 7:00 PM PST .
To view a Public Service Announcement (PSA) released for National Child Abuse Prevention Month, click on the following link: National Parent Helpline