Funding Opportunities

Request for Auditing Services Proposal

First 5 Ventura County (F5VC) is requesting proposals from qualified certified public accounting firms to audit its financial statements beginning with the July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 fiscal year.

The time period for conducting the audit is from mid-August to September 30th. The selected auditor must submit audited financial statements by October 15th of each year.

To be considered, proposals must be received by 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 3, 2020.  Late responses will not be considered.

Proposals will only be accepted via email to:

Click here to download the Request for Proposals document. For your reference, the following attachments are available:

Click here to download RFP Questions and Answers (Updated 1/2/2020, 11:00 AM)

Community Investment Loan Fund

The Community Investment Loan Fund is a partnership between First 5 Ventura County and the Economic Development Collaborative (EDC). It provides below-market financing for developing licensed quality child care and preschool facilities for Ventura County children. Loans may be used for the planning, construction, expansion and rehabilitation of new or existing licensed childcare and preschool centers. For more information about the EDCs loan programs, please contact Marvin Boateng at (805) 384-1800 x9158 or

EDC General Loan Information

EDC Early Childhood Education Initiative Information