RFP # CFARC-0022-1
District 5 ARPA Child Care Facility Infrastructure 2023-2026
The County of Riverside Purchasing Department on behalf of the Riverside County Children & Families Commission (also known as First 5 Riverside County) is seeking to establish a list of projects from qualified licensed or intended to be duly licensed Early Care and Education (ECE) providers located within the Fifth Supervisorial District of Riverside County.
First 5 Riverside County is distributing $1,000,000 in Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funds through the establishment of the Early Care & Education Recovery Fund, augmented by $1,000,000 in Proposition 10 funds. The Commission seeks projects that align with Federal, State, and County objectives to expand the number of ECE spaces to support economic recovery and expansion in order to enable parents to return to work. This funding intends to assist eligible providers with infrastructure development or expansion to serve more families with infants and toddlers, children ages 0-5, while primarily focusing on children ages 0-3. This opportunity is specifically directed at expansion of capacity and access, not to support current, ongoing, or general operations. For this RFP, references to ECE providers, childcare providers, and licensed providers are used interchangeably throughout the document. The resulting project must be located in the Fifth Supervisorial District.
The RFP must be accessed through the County's purchasing website here: https://purchasing.co.riverside.ca.us/public-purchase-open-bids