Family Economic Security Partnership



The Family Economic Security Partnership (FESP) is a public, private and nonprofit collaboration dedicated to increasing the income and building the assets of low-income families in Contra Costa County. 

While acknowledging the significance of direct service provision, FESP also increases awareness of the importance of policy and advocacy needed to end poverty. First 5 Contra Costa provides staff support to FESP.

Anyone interested is invited to join FESP’s mailing list and quarterly informational meetings. Meetings typically feature a guest speaker on a topic related to poverty or asset building, as well as time to learn about local efforts and events.

Click here for info from our latest meetings.

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Latest Efforts

New Advocacy Leadership Effort: Collaborative Advocacy and Power Partnership (CAPP)

Ensuring Opportunity, in partnership with the Family Economic Security Partnership, led the development and implementation of a 2-year leadership training program for residents and service providers called the Collaborative Advocacy and Power Partnership (CAPP) from 2021 through 2023. Read the program’s evaluation.

Earn It, Keep It, Save It Contra Costa

FESP supports this free tax assistance program operated by the United Way of the Bay Area to help low-income working families claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other federal tax credits. Visit the Earn It! Keep It! Save It! website or call 211 for tax assistance locations or to become a trained tax preparer.

Ensuring Opportunity, the Campaign to End Poverty in Contra Costa County

FESP helped launch this countywide campaign to raise awareness of poverty and identify solutions. Learn more at Ensuring Opportunity Campaign to End Poverty in Contra Costa County.