Request for Proposal: Parent Engagement and Support


First 5 Alameda County seeks to fund up to four (4) qualified non-profit or public agencies funded at no more than $225,000 from July 1, 2020–June 30, 2021 to develop and operate parent engagement and support programs impacting the following three goals:

  1. Children are on track and ready for kindergarten.
  2. Parents/Caregivers with children under five years have what they need to support their child’s growth and well-being.
  3. Parents/Caregivers with children under five years have leadership and advocacy skills and opportunities to use them.

Please see the complete request for proposal here (PDF). Proposals are due no later than Friday, March 20, 2020 at 5:00 pm.


Bidder's Conference Webinar


The webinar was held on Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 10:00 am–12:00 pm. Here is a Zoom recording which may answer questions you might have.



Application on HIGH5


HIGH5 is our platform for training and events registration and awards management and reporting. You will need to create a HIGH5 user account (if you do not already have one) to start a funding opportunity application.

Visit HIGH5 to start your application:


Technical Assistance


We are offering two technical assistance sessions that are open to the community. We will provide workspace, laptop computers, WIFI access, and assistance with using HIGH5. A HIGH5 account is required to register.

  • Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 1:00-4:30 pm. Register here.
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 9:30 am-12:30 pm. Register here.

For More Information


Please contact Shelley Skillern, parent engagement and support grant manager, at either (510) 227-6950 or