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.
Open and Upcoming Requests for Grant Applications (RFGA)
AmeriCorps State Competitive Grants
Applications for the Arizona AmeriCorps Formula Planning Grant (RFGA#: AC-VSG-20-090120-00) are now being accepted. Approximately $450,000 will be awarded to programs throughout Arizona to develop a program that engages AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions/practices that extend organizational capacity to address critical community needs in one of the six Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) focus areas: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures and veterans and military families. Application close date: April 27, 2020.
Children's Justice Act
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.
Parents Commission on Drug Education & Prevention
Through the Drug Treatment and Education Fund, established by A.R.S. §13-901.02, GOYFF oversees programming that increase and enhance parental involvement, and increase education about the serious risks and public health problems caused by the abuse of alcohol and controlled substances.
With the implementation of the five-step Strategic Prevention Framework from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), GOYFF has partnered with organizations across the state to provide trauma informed and culturally competent substance abuse prevention programming that aim to decrease marijuana and underage drinking misuse and abuse by current or former foster youth ages 9-20 and their caregivers.
Pregnancy Assistance Fund
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.
Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP)
GOYFF distributes grant funding to organizations that provide core services, direct intervention, and related assistance to victims of sexual assault.
State Opioid Response (SOR)
The overarching goal of the Arizona State Opioid Response (SOR) 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 OUD and opioid-related overdose deaths
To increase access to Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) treatment, coordinated and integrated care, recovery support services and prevention activities to reduce the prevalence of OUD and opioid-related overdose deaths, GOYFF oversees many of the prevention activities that as they relate to this grant that include: the purchase and distribution of Rx drug drop boxes, Rx Toolkit trainings, 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.
STOP Violence Against Women
Administered by the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, GOYFF distributes funding to organizations that support Victim Services, Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART), Trainings, and Special Projects that focus on violence against women.
Substance Abuse Block Grant (SABG)
Through the Substance Abuse Block Grant (SABG), provided by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), selected schools are able to develop and implement 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 faculty.
Title II Formula Grant
GOYFF distributes funding to organizations for the implementation of programs that support the core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act. The Arizona Juvenile Justice Commission has developed top priority issues that are identified as significant challenges that youth, families and professionals face within the juvenile justice system.
Volunteer Generation Fund
In partnership with Points of Light, the Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism distributes funding to expand the Arizona Service Enterprise Initiative.
Grant Reviewer Application
We are seeking volunteers who are interesting in serving as grant reviewers. 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, which 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.
How Learn More About and Apply for Grants
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 you are 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. ProcureAZ notices regarding GOYFF RFGAs are sent to all the categories under 952.
Click here to access ProcureAZ and find information and help regarding registration. The GOYFF does not maintain or service the ProcureAZ system.
Applicants may also check our website periodically to view any posted solicitations for funding opportunities.