FY 15-16 FUNDED PROGRAMS – $2,631,647
Family Support – $1,155,000
First 5 provides leadership, coordination and training for a network of funded and non-funded community-based family support programs, known as Family Resource Centers (FRCs) throughout the county that provide direct services and links to services for families. The FRCs support families to be emo-tionally healthy, to provide safe and nurturing environments for their children and to participate in their child’s early learning. In addition, First 5 funded FRCs work in partner-ships with Child Welfare Services and other agencies to pre-vent child abuse and neglect across the county through the Differential Response-Front Porch Project. First 5 also sup-ports 2-1-1 access to families of young children and targeted funding to Emerald Wave for parent education to families speaking Mixtec.
|Alpha Resource Center||$ 47,960|
|Carpinteria Unified School District||$ 66,665|
|Family Service Agency||$ 306,777|
|Community Action Commission||$ 166,666|
|Santa Maria-Bonita School District||$ 306,830|
|Dept of Soc Svcs-Cuyama Fam Res Ctr||$ 48,987|
|Welcome Every Baby||$ 209,503|
Health Insurance & Access – $150,000 For Children
First 5 is committed to supporting the Children’s Health Initia-tive to promote outreach and enrollment coverage for Medi-Cal, Healthy Families and Healthy Kids.
Early Care Education – $925,000
The First 5 Santa Barbara County Early Care and Education Divi-sion (ECED) collaborates with community partners to increase the availability of high quality early care and education services for all children in the county. First 5 staff and partners offer direct services to child care programs to improve quality through the Preschool and Child Care Quality Counts program. Which includes support for teaching staff to obtain higher edu-cation degrees and specialized training. First 5 also promotes greater access to high quality child care spaces through the Preschool and Child Care Expansion project, providing matching funds for scholarships and community-driven projects that in-crease the number of spaces available to low, moderate and middle income families.
Funded partners for 2015-2016:
Children’s Resource and Referral of Santa Barbara County,
Santa Barbara County Child Care Planning Council.
|Early Care and Education Quality||$ 523,000|
|Preschool Expansion Project||$ 300,000|
Capacity Building & Systems Change – $170,000
The Systems Change & Capacity Building grants address the Commission’s fourth goal which states that “Children and their Families have a system of accessible, community-based services and support available.” These grants do not fund direct services, but instead assure that families and children have services that are accessible, and that these services are done in a high quality manner. In addi-tion, services funded under this area increase and pro-mote the importance of the first 5 years of life, increase the advocacy and commitment for the needs of children and families and ensure that services funded through First 5 are sustainable.
|Contribution to SB County wide resource referral line|
Two year Systems Change grants
Ventura-Santa Barbara Counties Dental
|Care Foundation||$ 30,000|
|Santa Ynez People Helping People||$ 30,000|
Capacity Building grants:
|Good Samaritan Shelter||$ 5,000|
|Guadalupe USD||$ 5,000|
|SB County Education Office-CSEFEL||$ 5,000|
|SB County Educ Office-Fam Resource Ctr||$ 5,000|
|SB County Educ Office-Health Linkages||$ 5,000|