Current Funding Opportunities

Request For Qualifications
Training, Technical Assistance, and Rating Services for San Francisco’s Early Childhood Quality Improvement System.

First 5 San Francisco is releasing this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to establish a pre-qualified list for Training, Technical Assistance, and Rating Services for San Francisco’s Early Childhood Quality Improvement System.

The purpose of this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is to identify a pool of qualified entities, organizations, and consultants from which First 5 San Francisco may choose prospective contractors to provide training, technical support, and resources for the early childhood education quality improvement system. Specifically, it is First 5 San Francisco’s intent to pre-qualify Respondent(s) that demonstrate qualifications to: coordinate and implement coaching, training, technical assistance, assessment and rating services that are effective in assisting early childhood educators in family child care homes and/or center-based programs to meet common standards of quality.

This will be an entirely paperless, online submission process. Please read all instructions carefully in the RFQ document and application to ensure a successful and timely submission process. Application for submission can be accessed at:

Key Dates for Training, Technical Assistance, and Rating Services RFQ

Programmatic Fiscal Services Agent RFQ Issued

September 16, 2020

Non-Mandatory Bidders’ Conference

September 28, 2020 @ 1:00 PM 

Topic: Training, Technical Assistance, and Rating Services RFQ Bidder’s Conference
Start Time : Sep 28, 2020 12:47 PM

Meeting Recording:

Access Passcode: #G2?pwu1

Meeting slide deck:

Training TA and Rating Services RFQ Bidder’s Conference 9-28-20

Mandatory Letter of Intent Due

September 30, 2020

Via email to:

Proposals Due

October 16, 2020


Past Funding Opportunities

About Our Grant-Making

First 5 San Francisco Collaborates With and Funds Organizations Serving Young Children and their Families

First 5 San Francisco operates primarily as a grant-making organization, distributing our allocated funds to support services and activities for children, caregivers, teachers, and other providers identified through strategic planning. Our initiatives often include technical assistance and other supports to enhance the quality of our services. First 5 San Francisco’s allocations are subject to continued funding through Proposition 10 and Proposition H funds.

How Does My Organization Apply for Funding?

If your organization is interested in applying for a grant from First 5 San Francisco, we accept applications during our periodically announced funding opportunities.

At First 5 San Francisco, We Pride Ourselves on Supporting our Grantees

If you have received a grant from First 5 San Francisco, you will receive support and guidance from our Program Officers throughout the life of your grant. We’ll make visits to your site, verify your financial information, offer program advice and review documentation of your program’s achievements. Many of initiatives have multiple partners and we will facilitate your learning from each other in addition to offering opportunities to interact with experts in service delivery, if possible. Our goal is to help your program be as successful as possible through the use of our grant funds. We’ll work with you as true partners, and together, we’ll progress in our goals for your grant.

Grantee Program Site Visits

As part of our partnership and accountability efforts with our grantees, we may schedule site visits with you, or just drop in to see your activities in progress and review your financial records. We follow Site Visit Protocols when evaluating your programs and Fiscal Visit Protocols when verifying financial records. If you have any questions, review our Fiscal Policies and Contracting Procedures or contact your Program Officer.

Materials from the recent First 5 SF Business, Bidder, Supplier Registration Workshop

Workshop Presentation
Workshop Materials

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