Who is First Things First? - Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits

Alliance of Arizona Non-Profits
Community Impact Forum
First Things First
Ready for School, Set for Life
Jessica Brisson, Regional Director
Central Pima Regional Partnership Council
August 21, 2013
All Arizona's children are ready
to succeed in school and in life.
Leadership and Structure
• 90 cents of every dollar
generated goes to programs
serving children
• Statewide Accountability
• Driven by Local Communities:
Regional Partnership Councils
Regional Partnership Council
Southeast Area Region
Central Pima
North Pima
South Pima
Pascua Yaqui Tribe
Tohono O’odham Nation
Santa Cruz
Who is First Things First?
Young Children and Families
Grantees and Partners
Early Childhood Professionals
Community Leaders
FTF State Board
Regional Partnership Councils
First Things First Staff
ALL Arizonans!
First Things First in the
• Supporting parents and families
• Keeping children healthy
• Improving early care and education
First Things First
Grant Life Cycle
Prospective Partners
First Things First awards grants to:
• Non-profit 501c3 organizations providing services in
Arizona (both secular and faith-based)
• Units of Arizona government (local, county and state
entities as well as schools and school districts)
• Federally recognized Tribal governments or entities
providing services within Arizona
• Arizona institutions of higher learning (colleges and
• Private organizations providing services in Arizona
Prospective Partners
All potential applicants
must demonstrate
organizational, fiscal and
programmatic capacity to
meet the requirements
described in the scopes
of work in RFGAs.
First Things First does not accept
unsolicited requests for funding.
Steps in Partnering with
First Things First
Two Ways to Hear About First
Things First Grant Opportunities:
1) Register for First Things First
updates through our main
website: www.azftf.gov
2) Register with the State of Arizona
through ProcureAZ
website: www.procure.az.gov
More Steps in Partnering
with First Things First
- Like First Things First on Facebook and follow us on
-Log onto and explore ReadyAZKids.com
-Attend a Regional Partnership Council meeting in
the area you work and/or live
- Join your Regional Council’s e-list
- Attend a First Things First Board meeting
-Invite FTF staff to talk with your staff, customers
and/or Board of Directors about the importance of
early childhood.
Contact Us
First Things First Tucson Regional Office
3610 North Prince Village Place, Suite 100
Tucson, Arizona 85719
Main Office Line: 520.628.6650
Jessica Brisson, Central Pima Regional Director
[email protected]
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