First 5 Santa Cruz County has the great privilege and responsibility to act as the steward of Proposition 10 (“tobacco tax”) resources for young children from prenatal to age 5 in Santa Cruz County. Between its inception and June 2008, the Commission has overseen the investment of over $27 million to benefit Santa Cruz County’s young children. Moreover, in accordance with Proposition 10, the Commission has worked to establish a “legacy” through building a coordinated and integrated system of care and support for children 0-5 and their families.
The First 5 Santa Cruz County Strategic Plan for 2016-2020 describes goals identified by First 5 Santa Cruz County (F5 SCC) for the 2016-2020 time period (FY 15/16 through FY19/20), as well as specific strategies and budget allocations designed to advance those goals. The 2016-2020 plan builds on the previous 2012-2015 plan and reflects a 6-month strategic planning process.