Child abuse prevention specialty license plates have been available for purchase by the public since November 1999. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) issues special vehicle license plates for a variety of causes and organizations that also include collegiate, environmental, veteran plates pursuant to A.R.S. § 28-2351. The revenue generated from the sale of the vehicle license plates will be used, in part, to support child abuse and neglect primary prevention efforts and support child and family advocacy centers. Plates are sold for $25 each ($8 is a special plate administration fee and $17 is a tax deductible annual donation). These funds were also supplemented by match funds. The monies in the fund are exempt from the provisions of A.R.S. § 35-190, relating to lapsing of appropriations.
GOYFF began administering this grant in May 2019 with the passing of SB1533 by the Arizona Legislature and signing by Governor Ducey. Approximately $375,000 will be awarded to evidence-based or evidence-informed Primary Prevention programs that strengthen families, and Child and Family Advocacy Centers to provide support for victims of child abuse and neglect and their families. The grant, with a minimum annual award of $25,000 and maximum annual award of $50,000 per grantee, is renewable for a combined term of two years. GOYFF invites grant applications from Arizona entities that include: Arizona Non-profit 501(c)(3) Organizations; Arizona Child and Family Advocacy Centers, Arizona Tribal Nations, Tribal Coalitions and Tribal Communities and any partnership of the above listed organizations (an Arizona fiscal agent must be designated). In addition, an applicant’s program should meaningfully address the following programming requirements:
- Priority consideration will only be given to evidence-based or evidence-informed programs that are trauma-informed
- Additionally, the funding will be targeted to:
- Primary Prevention programs that strengthen families
- Child and Family Advocacy Centers to provide support for victims of child abuse and neglect and their families
If you have questions about this program and the current RFGA please contact Sarah Bean, Procurement Manager.
TBD Spring 2020