Funding Opportunities

Request for Evaluation Consultant Proposal

First 5 Ventura County (F5VC) is soliciting proposals for a contractor/consulting firm to develop an evaluation plan, including a data collection and reporting template, for F5VC’s 2020-2022 strategic investments.

The identified evaluator will conduct a range of evaluation activities aligned with the Commission’s desired outcome framework and develop recommendations for opportunities to incorporate findings and stakeholder input into the direction of future investments.

To be considered, proposals must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 25, 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:

Attachment AF5VC Strategic Plan Extension FY 2020-22

Attachment BPACT and HDS Logic Models

Attachment CNeighborhood for Learning Performance Standards

RFP Questions and Answers (Updated 9/11/2020, 10:45 AM)

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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