Early Care Collaborative Action Grants

In January 2017, the United Way Monterey County (UWMC) Board of Directors authorized the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) to bolster collaborative action to increase access to quality, affordable early care and education. Applications are open to Bright Beginnings- Collaborative Action Teams (CATs). The purpose of this grant is to increase access to quality childcare. Up to $100,000 of funding is available to award, with average awards expected in the $20,000 - $25,000 range.

The below timeline outlines key dates and activities related to this RFP: 

  • Application Period February 15 - April 14, 2017
  • (Grantee Workshop) CAT Convening February 24, 2017
  • Last Day to Submit Questions (phone or email) March 30, 2017
  • Proposals Due April 14, 2017 by 3:00pm
  • Review and Evaluation April 17 - 21
  • Notification of selection/non-selection April 28, 2017 (expected)
  • Project Start/End Dates May 1 2017- May 1, 2018

Links to Application Information

Proposals will only be accepted via email. Send completed applications to Vanessa.
Please contact Vanessa with any questions.

Proposal Contact
Email to: Vanessa Robinson- Vanessa@unitedwaymcca.org  
Telephone at: (831) 372-8026 ext. 105

Eligible Organizations
To be eligible for funding, applicants must be classified as a private or public non-profit organization that qualifies for tax exemption under section 501 of IRS Code of 1986, including faith-based and community organizations.  Educational, government, for-profit and Section 501(c)(4) organizations are not eligible to apply.

We will post frequently asked questions to the webpage.