Proposition 10

On November 1998, California voters passed the California Children and Families Act of 1998. The act levies a tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products with the intent to provide funding for early childhood development programs, in addition to establishing a State Commission and local County Commissions for this purpose. 

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Community Development Mini-Grants

BabywHat2Funding Opportunity Now Open: The Imperial County Children and Families First Commission currently has a mini-grant funding opportunity available for organizations interested in applying for projects that propose to offer meaningful services to children 0-5 years of age and their families over the course of one year for fiscal year 2016-2017. Applicants may be awarded up to $25,000 by the Commission. For more information please download a Community Development Mini-Grant application and/or Statement of Interest To Apply - just click on the following links:

Community Development Mini-grant Guidelines 2016-2017

Statement of Interest To Apply Form (Deadline: March 15, 2016)

A listing of agencies awarded through the Commission's Community Development Mini-Grant Application process for FY 2015-2016 are listed as follows:

  City of Brawley Public Library
  Literacy and Mobile Book Services (LAMBS)
  Imperial County Child Abuse Prevention Council
  Little STEPS
  Imperial County Breastfeeding Coalition
  Breastfeeding: Birth and Beyond
  Imperial Valley ROP
  Project Care
  Sister Evelyn Mourey Center
  Seguir Creciendo Program

For a summary of mini-grant awards click on the following link

Mini-Grants Awarded during Fiscal Year 2015-2016

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Mini-Grant Application FY18-19 Available