Mini-Grant Information

The Mini Grant Program is a user-friendly mechanism developed to fund projects promoting optimal childhood development in Madera County.  Contact Xochitl Villaseñor at 559-661-5155 for more information.

Category 1: RFP One Time Funds ($25,000)
These mini-grants are not to exceed $5,000 for one-time interventions for children 0-5 years of age, their families and/or service providers for this target age group. Applications are accepted quarterly. Applications are available at the First 5 Madera County Resource Center.  Applications must be submitted in its entirety to the First 5 Madera County office.

Category 2: Quality Care for Children Funds ($15,000)

First 5 Madera County will be hosting its First Annual Childcare Provider Conference in 2015!  The conference will consist of cutting-edge information geared towards licensed in-home child care providers.  Providers will participate in interactive presentations, receive incentives and have early education vendors present to purchase quality improvement materials.

-Save the Date and Registration Forms Coming Soon!

Category 3: Growing Family Library ($10,000)
These funds are designed to offer Mini-Grants directly to families in the form of $50.00 voucher to be used at a family book fair following a brief literacy workshop where parents receive tools on the “how to” of engaging their children in literacy experiences at home. Parents must attend the workshop to receive the voucher.

Registration Forms Coming Soon!

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