Mini-Grants

How First 5 Decides What to Fund

First 5 Glenn County Board of Commission bases its decision on what projects or events to fund:
  • Community needs being addressed
  • Community resources being used
  • Outreach to diverse community members
Special consideration is given to the equitable distribution of all communities and partners serving children birth to five and pregnant women and families.

What Can Be Funded

The following groups are eligible for potential leveraging of funding with the vote of the Commission:
  • Community groups
  • Civic organizations
  • Social organizations
  • County Agencies
First 5 Glenn County funding is for locally-driven projects or events that do at least one of the following:
  • Increase community knowledge about early childhood development
  • Increase community resources available to benefit children ages 0 to 5 and their families
  • Encourage children ages 0 to 5 and their parents to spend quality time together
  • Provide opportunities for community skill-building (education or training) for parents or others who benefit children ages 0 to 5 and their families
  • Promote community gatherings, events or celebrations that have a positive impact on the community on behalf of children ages 0 to 5 and their families
  • Address First Five Glenn County's overall mission serving in the capacity of Health, Nutrition and Dental, Literacy, Community Strengthening, Family Strengthening, School Preparedness and Preschool Skill building related to the Protective Factors, and prevention of Bullying and Child Abuse. 

 

What Cannot Be Funded

First 5 Glenn County does not fund the following:
  • Religious activities that include worship, instructions or proselytization
  • Capital improvements to an individual's home
  • Direct assistance to individuals
  • Existing obligations or retroactive funding for costs already incurred
  • Fundraising
  • Political campaigns