Approximately $550 million is collected each year statewide from the tobacco tax. Eighty percent of the revenues go to county commissions to fund local programs that address local priorities. First 5 California receives twenty percent for statewide programs. Funds are apportioned to county First 5 commissions based upon birth rate data.
In 2016, First 5 Contra Costa received $8.4 million in local Proposition 10 revenue and an additional $2.2 million in grants to implement programs. We invested $8.9 million in health and education programs for young children and families. See our revenues and investments for the last three years.