Office of the Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

Grants

Grant Solicitation Notice

The Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) uses the Arizona State Procurement Office’s ProcureAZ eProcurement system when issuing “Letters of Intent to Issue a Solicitation” for Request for Grant Applications (RFGAs). If interested in receiving an e-mail notification from the ProcureAZ system, it is the sole responsibility of a potential applicant to register in the ProcureAZ system. Applicants should choose the Human Services Commodity Code 952 and select at least two subcategories of service that are the most representative of your organization’s activities. The ProcureAZ notices about GOYFF’s RFGAs are sent to all the categories under 952.

To access ProcureAZ for information and help regarding registration, please visit https://procure.az.gov/bso/. The GOYFF does not maintain or service the ProcureAZ system. 

Applicants may also check this website periodically to view any posted solicitations for funding opportunities.

The Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) distributes state and federal funds each year. Public and private sector organizations that address one or more of the issues identified by GOYFF can apply for these funds. Grants are then awarded through a formal application process.

Volunteer Grant Reviewer Application

The Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family is seeking applicants who want to serve as volunteer grant reviewers on our behalf. Grant reviewers are responsible for providing constructive feedback and assessment on current and future grant applications submitted to this office. This opportunity provides individuals with invaluable experience in the grant writing process that can be utilized in a wide variety of fields in both the private and public sector. Ultimately, successful applicants will have the chance to help bring resources to the state to enrich the lives of everyday Arizonans.

If interested, please fill out the application

Grant Information

AmeriCorps State Grant

AmeriCorps is a federally funded network of national service programs working to strengthen communities in each state. The Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) has a responsibility for distributing approximately $20 Million in state and federal funds for AmeriCorps programming each year. Public and private sector organizations that address one or more of the issues identified by GOYFF can apply for these funds. Grants are then awarded through a formal application process called a Request for Grant Application. In Arizona, programs that receive this funding address critical community needs like preventing opioid misuse, reducing the trauma of domestic violence, easing the strain of prisoner re-entry, increasing academic achievement, decreasing homelessness, sustaining national trails and parks, assisting seniors to stay independent, and providing mentoring to Arizona youth in the areas of literacy, continuing education and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM Programs). Over 1,200 individuals become AmeriCorps members in the state of Arizona each year. Members receive a small living stipend and an education award for their term of service.

Children’s Justice Federal Grant (CJA)

The Children's Justice Act (CJA) provides grants to States to improve the investigation, prosecution and judicial handling of cases of child abuse and neglect, particularly child sexual abuse and exploitation, in a manner that limits additional trauma to the child victim. This also includes the handling of child fatality cases in which child abuse or neglect is suspected and some cases of children with disabilities and serious health problems who also are victims of abuse and neglect.

Healthy Families – Healthy Youth

The Healthy Families – Healthy Youth  program is designed for educating Middle School -7th grade students and their families. The 2.5 hour program is hosted to provide families with age-appropriate substance abuse education so that they may in turn develop family substance abuse prevention plans. All schools are given a toolkit designed to help them identify community resources and develop sustainable prevention programs for their respective campuses throughout the school year. Funding for the program is provided through the Substance Abuse Block Grant (SABG). The Healthy Families – Healthy Youth program offers a scalable solution for primary prevention education in Arizona schools and, as such, should be required for all 7th grade students, parents and faculties.  

High School Health and Wellness

To ensure that school-based prevention programs and behavioral health screening services are accessible to all Arizona students, the GOYFF established the High School Health and Wellness program. The GOYFF offers some $3.5 million through the Substance Abuse Prevention Block Grant (SAPBG) to High Schools that provide selected schools evidence based drug prevention programs;  screening and assessment of behavioral health and substance abuse; after school opportunities for more healthy youth engagement; and annual back to school night drug education for families and faculties.

Opioid State Targeted Response Grant

The overarching goal of the Arizona Opioid State Targeted Response project is to increase access to Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) treatment, coordinated and integrated care, recovery support services and prevention activities to reduce the prevalence of OUDs and opioid-related overdose deaths. The project approach includes developing and supporting state, regional, and local level collaborations and service enhancements to develop and implement best practices to comprehensively address the full continuum of care related to opioid misuse, abuse and dependency. The GOYFF oversees many of the prevention activities as they relate to this grant, including the purchase and distribution of Rx drug drop boxes, Rx Toolkit trainings, the further development and marketing of the GOYFF’s Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Locator, and Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) trainings across the state.

OVW Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP)

The Sexual Assault Services Program was created by the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 Technical Amendments, and is the first federal funding stream solely dedicated to the provision of direct intervention and related assistance for victims of sexual assault. As a SASP recipient, the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith, and Family (GOYFF) distributes grant funding to rape crisis centers and other non-profit, nongovernmental organizations or tribal programs that provide core services, direct intervention, and related assistance to victims of sexual assault. Rape crisis centers and other nonprofit and tribal organizations, such as dual programs providing both sexual violence and domestic violence intervention services, play a vital role in assisting sexual assault victims through the healing process, as well as assisting victims through the medical, criminal justice and social support systems.

Parents Commission on Drug Education & Prevention

The Parents Commission on Drug Education and Prevention funds programs that increase and enhance parental involvement with their children. The Parents Commission seeks to improve community education about the serious risks and public health problems caused by the abuse of alcohol and controlled substances. Initiatives sponsored by the Parents Commission include evidence-based programs, social media campaigns, trainings, social host ordinances, information fairs, information campaigns, victim impact panels, youth group meetings, speaker bureau presentations, and in-school school programs.

Partnership for Success

In an effort to bring the Arizona Partnerships for Success to more communities across the state, the Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) has partnered with the Hopi Tribe, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the University of Arizona, the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, and Yavapai College to provide trauma informed and culturally competent substance abuse prevention programming to the communities that need it most. Specifically, the program seeks to decrease marijuana use and underage drinking among youth ages 9 to 20 through the implementation of the five-step Strategic Prevention Framework. The program is also designed to increase the capacity of certified substance abuse prevention workers through the provision of prevention education and certification opportunities. These services promote statewide collaboration between communities, government agencies, and other system stakeholders.

Pregnancy Assistance Fund

The GOYFF facilitates the Interagency Pregnancy and Parenting Assistance Council (IPPAC), which oversees services for 5,710 expectant or parenting individuals 12 to 24 years of age who are currently or formerly involved with the foster care or juvenile justice system and are residents of Maricopa County. The IPPAC provides three different programs to improve education, health, and social outcomes for this population: a resource and information digital platform, an information and referral program, and an empowered young parents program.

STOP Violence Against Women Grant

The STOP Violence Against Women Grant supports prosecution and law enforcement strategies that combat violent crimes against women, and aids in the development and/or strengthening of victim services.  The STOP Grant fosters partnerships with law enforcement, agencies that provide culturally competent victim services, prosecutors, and state, local, and tribal governments.

Title II Formula Grant

The Title II Formula Grant provides funds for the implementation of programs that support the core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act. This funding targets priority issues developed by the Arizona Juvenile Justice Commission. These areas of focus are identified as significant challenges that youth, families and professionals face within the juvenile justice system. 

Volunteer Generation Fund

The Arizona Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism is funded through the Volunteer Generation Fund (CNCS) to expand the Arizona Service Enterprise Initiative. In partnership with Points of Light, the Commission engages community organizations to serve as Service Enterprise Initiative hub partners to deliver the Service Enterprise training and certification program across the state. In the first year, the Commission has partnered with four community organizations to deliver the SEI training and certification program to approximately 70 local organizations.