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Title: First 5 LA Community Opportunities Fund Cycle 2


1
First 5 LA Community Opportunities Fund Cycle 2
  • Information Session

2
Agenda
  • About First 5 LA
  • Community Opportunities Fund
  • Types of grants
  • Long-term impact
  • Application Information
  • Eligibility
  • Application process
  • Review criteria
  • QA
  • Project planning

3
About First 5 LA
  • First 5 LA is committed to creating a future
    throughout Los Angeles' diverse communities where
    all young children are born healthy and raised in
    a nurturing environment so that they grow up
    healthy, are eager to learn and reach their full
    potential.

4
What We Do
  • Educate and support parents and caregivers
  • Provide health insurance coverage for children,
    prenatal to age five
  • Increase access to preschool
  • Research issues that affect young children and
    their families
  • Invest in and collaborate with community
    organizations

5
What is the Community Opportunities Fund?
  • Based on a responsive grantmaking philosophy.
    Awards two different types of grants intended to
    produce long-term impact on outcomes related to
    supportive parents and caregivers, good health,
    and prevention of unintentional injuries that are
    sustainable beyond the funding term.
  • ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY BUILDING
  • POLICY AND ADVOCACY

6
Types of Grants
  • What is organizational capacity building?
  • Organizational development activities that build
    and sustain growth and effectiveness of an
    organization or collaborative with the intention
    of impacting a long-term outcome.
  • Maximum amount 150,000
  • Maximum duration 3 years

7
Capacity Building Project Examples
  • Programmatic
  • Developing cultural competency of staff
  • Staff adoption of new knowledge or skill set
  • Operational
  • Strategic planning
  • Board development
  • Developing staff retention plan
  • Policy and Advocacy
  • Coalition building
  • Advocacy 101
  • Learning best practices in mobilizing

8
Types of Grants
  • What is policy and advocacy?
  • Advocacy is the effort to raise public awareness
    and influence public policy through various forms
    of persuasive communication and education.
  • Policy is a plan of action to guide decisions and
    actions.
  • Maximum amount 500,000
  • Maximum duration 5 years

9
Policy and Advocacy Project Examples
  • Conduct asset mapping and use it to inform
    policymakers of community needs
  • Write white paper to inform policymakers of a
    policy issue important to your community
  • Mobilize community around a policy issue
  • Work with policymakers or public institutions to
    draft policy or changes in policy

10
What do We Want to Achieve?
  • Capacity building to what end?

11
What do We Want to Achieve?
  • Policy and advocacy to what end?

12
What do We Want to Achieve?
  1. CAPACITY BUILDING
  2. POLICY AND ADVOCACY

Prevention of Unintentional Injuries
Supportive Parents and Caregivers
Good Health
13
Supportive Parents and Caregivers
  • Long-Term Outcomes
  • Community residents, including parents and
    caregivers, socialize regularly and have strong
    relationships
  • Parents and caregivers have knowledge of
    parenting and developmental milestones
  • Communities provide parents and caregivers with
    concrete support in times of need

14
Good Health
  • Long-Term Outcomes Nutrition
  • Children consume the recommended daily intake of
    nutrients
  • Children and families have access to fruits and
    vegetables within their community

15
Good Health
  • Long-Term Outcomes Physical Activity
  • Children and families have access to appropriate
    locations and opportunities for physical activity
  • Children participate in age-appropriate physical
    activity

16
Good Health
  • Long-Term Outomes Oral Health
  • Families have access to appropriate oral health
    care resources
  • Parents are aware of early childhood oral health
    needs and milestones
  • Families utilize preventative and therapeutic
    dental health services

17
Prevention of Unintentional Injuries
  • Long-Term Outcomes
  • Parents and caregivers are aware of how to keep
    children safe at every stage of development
  • Child safety is regulated (i.e. the use of car
    seats, pedestrian safety laws, product safety
    requirements, etc.)
  • Communities provide a safe environment where
    young children can grow and thrive (i.e.
    pedestrian safety, safe play equipment at parks,
    etc.)

18
The Whole Picture
EXPECTED CHANGE IN THE LONG-TERM
  • Sustainable
  • outcomes for
  • children and
  • Families
  • Supportive Parents and Caregivers
  • Good Health
  • Unintentional Injuries

EXPECTED CHANGE BY CLOSE OF GRANT
TYPE OF GRANT
Improved organizational effectiveness
  • Organizational Capacity Building

First 5 LA Grant
Policy change
Policy and Advocacy
19
Community Opportunities Fund
  • Application Information

20
Eligibility Requirements
  • Policy and Advocacy grants Applicants may be a
    nonprofit organization OR a public agency
  • Capacity building grants Only private nonprofit
    organizations may apply (public entities are not
    eligible)
  • Applicant organization must reside within and
    serve residents of Los Angeles County and
  • Proposed project activities must benefit children
    age prenatal through five years old.

21
Agencies New to First 5 LA
  • In order to diversify First 5 LA funding, a
    portion of second cycle funding will be granted
    only to
  • Applicants without a prior grant from First 5 LA.
  • Past and current First 5 LA grantees partnering
    with an agency new to First 5 LA.
  • In cycles 3 and 4, past and current grantees will
    not be eligible for COF grants without partnering
    with an agency new to First 5 LA.

22
Restricted Activities
  • Direct services
  • Political campaigns, voter registration drives,
    and lobbying
  • Capital improvements
  • Salaries for new or existing staff to provide
    direct services
  • Curricula to be used for direct services
  • Endowments or other fundraising events
  • Support solely for existing operations
  • Activities with religious purposes
  • Grants to individuals
  • Operating deficits or retirement of debt

23
Application Process
  • Stage 1 Letter Of Intent (LOI)
  • All applicants are required to complete and
    submit a LOI online. The form can be accessed at
    the First 5 LA website www.first5la.org/cof
  • Due Monday, July 28 by 500 p.m.
  • Stage 2 Proposal
  • Selected applicants will receive an email
    requesting they submit a proposal using the
    online application

24
Letter of Intent
  • Online Letter of Intent
  • Complete online form
  • Attach Letter of Intent
  • Additional Required Documents
  • IRS Tax Status Determination Letter (nonprofits
    only)
  • One of the following
  • Audited Financial Statement (preferred)
  • IRS Form 990

25
LOI Questions
  1. Describe the proposed Capacity Building or
    Policy/Advocacy project.
  2. How does the long-term outcome relate to your
    organizations ongoing work?
  3. Who will benefit in the long-term from the
    project?
  4. Policy Only Who/what will the policy target be?

26
LOI Review Criteria
  • Alignment with the COF definition of capacity
    building or policy and advocacy
  • Impact on 0 5 year olds
  • Viability of achieving project goal, impacting
    the long-term outcome, the organizations
    effectiveness, and the communitys needs
  • Engagement of organizations leadership in the
    project
  • Demonstrated engagement with the target community
  • Alignment of project with Policy Agenda
  • Policy and advocacy applicants only

27
Additional Considerations
  • Target the prenatal through age three population
  • Impact on all (or large sections) of LA County
  • Impact on target communities
  • Distribution of funding throughout LA County
  • Distribution of funding across Funding Priority
    areas and long-term outcomes

28
Proposal Preview
  • Proposal will include
  • Development of a logic model
  • Evaluation plan
  • Submission of project budget and budget narrative

29
Key Dates
  • LOI Due Date
  • Monday, July 28 500 p.m.
  • LOI Notification
  • August 18
  • Proposal Workshop (for selected applicants only)
  • Week of August 25
  • Proposal Due Date
  • September 19
  • Funding Notification
  • November, 2008
  • Expected Grant Start Date
  • March, 2009

30
Questions Answers
31
Contact Information
  • First 5 LA
  • 750 N. Alameda St, Suite 300
  • Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • (213) 482-5902
  • www.First5LA.org/cof
  • Aleece Kelly
  • COF_at_first5la.org
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