First 5 Nevada County funds projects that fall under four main focus areas of our Strategic Plan. In making funding decisions, First 5 Nevada County considers best practices, demonstrated effectiveness, demonstrated need, organizational capacity, and accountability. Evaluation is an important part of all of our funding processes.
Professional Advancement for Kids Scholarships
PAK scholarships are given to individuals who work in a professional capacity with children 0 to 5 who have not yet entered Kindergarten. Each year, the Commission allocates $5,000 for these scholarships which are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis throughout the year. more info
Our current round of large grants will run from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017. The Commission has allocated funds to collaboratives, home visiting, school readiness, family resource centers, children’s behavioral health, bilingual early childhood educator professional development, and dental services.