Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

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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 Requests for Grant Applications (RFGA)

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): AmeriCorps National Competitive and Public Health

Administered at a federal level on an annual basis through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), an AmeriCorps funding opportunity that is separate from the State Formula process, is now accepting applications for two streams of funding: AmeriCorps National Competitive and AmeriCorps Public Health. The NOFO, all related application materials including how to apply directly to CNCS through the eGrants portal can be found on the AmeriCorps website

Deadline to submit draft application (optional): October 31, 2022*
*Individuals submitting draft versions of their applications have the opportunity to receive feedback and adjust accordingly. 

Deadline to apply: December 23, 2022

Current Grants

AmeriCorps Competitive & Formula Grants

GOYFF is responsible for distributing funds to organizations throughout Arizona for the purpose of engaging 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.  


Arizona Child Abuse Prevention & Advocacy License Plate Grant

Since 1999, child abuse prevention specialty license plates have been available for purchase by the public to provide financial assistance to support child abuse and neglect prevention programs and child and family advocacy centers in Arizona.


Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) STOP School Violence Grant Program

Funded through the U. S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)GOYFF works in collaboration with Crane Middle Schools to implememt programming designed to improve school security, suicide prevention and restorative justice. 


Childcare and Development Funds (CCDF)

Federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to provide services that improve and increase the quality and availability of early childhood education/childcare before-and-after school care services. 


Children's Justice Act (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.


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.


Partnerships for Success (PFS)

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 (PAF)

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. Approximately $460,000 will be awarded to programs throughout Arizona to provide direct intervention and related assistance to rural, tribal or underserved 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


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. SABG funding is also used to expand PAX Tools and PAX Good Behavior Game (GBG) across Arizona. PAX Tools is a collection of trauma-informed, evidence-based behavioral strategies for families and communities to promote the development of self-regulation of the children in their lives.


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.


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.