Grants and Funding
First 5 Inyo County's 2014-2019 Strategic Plan
First 5 Inyo County updated their needs assessment in 2014 through a series of community meetings throughout the county, as well as a survey that asked local residents to rank the needs of children 0-5 and their families. After focusing on the newly emerging needs driven by the changing economy, the First 5 Inyo Commission re-drafted their Strategic Plan for the next five years. Click above to download a copy of First 5 Inyo County's 2014-2019 Strategic Plan which will serve as the roadmap for how we plan to implement positive change for the children of our communities.
From the 2014-2019 Strategic Plan, the First 5 Inyo Commission has decided to focus the majority of its allocation on funding Family Strengthening and Early Child Health programs as primary goals until 2020.
Under the goal area of Child Health:
-Northern Inyo Hospital was approved for a grant from 2015 to 2018 to support early birth and breastfeeding supports at their campus. NIH will offer birthing classes and breastfeeding support group through their NEST program.
-Early childhood educators, caregivers, health providers, and families are all welcome to participate in our free online Inyo Ages & Stages screening network and quality improvement efforts that relate to statewide QRIS standards.
Under the goal area of Family Strengthening:
-First 5 Inyo is sponsoring the Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) network to offer community wide parenting education. Visit our calendar to find out when the next parenting class is being offered!
-Early literacy is a primary predictor of a host of lifelong benefits, both for individual children and the communties they will contribute to in their lifetime. First 5 Inyo is supporting literacy efforts locally through the programs Reach Out and Read, in partnership with local clinics, and Raising A Reader, in partnership with IMACA Early Head Start Preschools.