Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

General Questions

How do I access historical records for Children First and it's committees?
Contact the Children First Director at 319-526-5686 or 307 Bank Street, Keokuk, IA 52632.
What types of programs are funded by the Children First Board?
Programs that are funded must relate to the following state result areas for children birth through five:
1.  Healthy Children
2.  Children Ready to Succeed in School
3.  Secure and Nurturing Families
4.  Secure and Nurturing Child Care Environments
5.  Safe and Supportive Communities
What is the process for requesting funding?
Generally, requests for funding are only accepted in the early spring.  The Board reserves the right, however, to grant funding at other times throughout the year if a specific need arises.
When is the Request for Proposals issued?
The Request for Proposals (RFP) is issued in February.  Completed proposals are due at the end of April.


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