Postponed—Request for Proposal: Parent Engagement and Support


We have postponed this funding opportunity in light of circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 crisis. Please check back for more information. The information below is provided for reference only.


First 5 Alameda County seeks to fund up to four (4) qualified non-profit or public agencies funded at no more than $225,000, 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 (PDF). 


Corrections and FAQ

This notice of corrections contains changes to the original RFP. Take a look at our FAQ document for answers to common questions.


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 contain answers to your questions.



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


Helpdesk is available Monday – Friday  from 8:30am- 5:00pm. Email or call 510-227-6925.

For More Information


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