Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

$2.5M Available to Support Domestic and Sexual Violence Services in Arizona
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The Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) distributes state and federal funds annually. 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/Upcoming Requests for Grant Applications (RFGA)

STOP Violence Against Women

Applications for the Arizona STOP Violence Against Women Grant are now being accepted. Administered by the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, approximately $2.5 million will be awarded to programs throughout Arizona to support courts, prosecution, law enforcement, and community-based victim-serving organizations that address sexual assault, domestic violence, sex trafficking, stalking, and dating violence.
Deadline to Apply: October 6, 2023


AmeriCorps FY 2024 Competitive NOFO

AmeriCorps, the federal agency, has launched the FY2024 National Competitive Notice of Funding Opportunity. This funding opportunity is separate from the State Formula process with awardees selected at the federal level. The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), and all related application materials including how to apply directly to CNCS through the eGrants portal can be found on the AmeriCorps website.
Deadline to Apply: December 1, 2023

Current Grants

AmeriCorps Competitive & Formula Grants

GOYFF is responsible for distributing funds to organizations throughout Arizona to engage 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 collaborates with Crane Middle Schools to implement 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 increases and enhances parental involvement and increases education about the severe 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 aims 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 pregnant 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.


Substance Abuse Block Grant (SABG)

Through the Substance Abuse Block Grant (SABG) awarded by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), organizations develop and implement evidence-based drug prevention programs that provide screening and assessment of behavioral health and substance abuse, opportunities for increased engagement of healthy youth, and drug education for adults and families.


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 identified as significant challenges that youth, families, and professionals face within the juvenile justice system.


Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Governor's Discretionary Fund

Through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Governor's Discretionary Fund awarded by the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES), GOYFF works with organizations to implement best practices that provide opportunities for Arizonans to access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in desired careers and match employers with the skilled workers necessary to create thriving economic communities across the state. 


Grant Reviewer Application

We are seeking volunteers who are interested 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 various fields in both the private and public sectors. 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 to 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 most representative of their 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.