Youth & Amateur Sports

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4th Priority = Youth & Amateur Sports
 

OVERVIEW OF AZSTA GRANT PROGRAMS

FY2019 Quick and Program Grant Applications are being accepted now. 

How does the Authority fund youth and amateur sports?

The statute governing the Tourism and Sports Authority requires that the revenues received from tourism taxes be used to fund five separate accounts, each one to be fully funded in succession before the next.

Since 2000, The Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority has awarded over 300  Grants at an estimated $17.5 Million to organizations that promote youth and amateur sports and recreation within Maricopa County.

Youth & Amateur Sports Grants Goals and Objectives
To identify, solicit, develop and allocate funding for youth and amateur sports projects within Maricopa County which will service a wide variety of sporting and physical activity experiences.

To participate in and encourage partnerships which benefit youth and amateur sports and physical activity.

To ensure that funds provided by AZSTA are allocated in a responsible and effective manner and in compliance with the enabling legislation.

QUICK GRANTS AND PROGRAM GRANTS OVERVIEW

FY2019 Quick and Program Grant Applications are being accepted now. 

The Authority’s Quick Grant and Program Grant funding applications are accepted on a year-round basis. The Authority sets aside 5% of its annual YAS funding per A.R.S. for the Quick Grants Program.

Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis providing that the program’s criteria are met. Once the funds have been dispersed, the link to the application below will no longer be available. 

Grants are based on a completed Application and project budget template and the stated need to serve youth and amateur sports. The sustainability of program, demonstration of financial need and the benefit to a local community will be factors considered in awarding Quick and Program Grants.

Quick and Program Grants are limited to a maximum of two thirds of the project - up to a total of $5,000 from AZSTA.

Applicants are limited to one Quick or Program Grant during any twelve-month period.

Factors considered in awarding Grants will include but are not limited to;
• Statement of need
• Demonstration of financial need
• Sustainability of program
• Benefit to a local school
• Benefit to the local community

Applicants must be a Maricopa County agency, municipality, school district or any other incorporated public entity, (including any combination of the forgoing); a 501(c)(3) or (c)(4) non-profit organization, which has been in operation for no less than one calendar year. Proposed projects must be within Maricopa County.

2019 Quick/Program Grant Application Download BEFORE SUBITTING THE APPLICATION, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING

*****The Authority will not approve requests for items previously purchased or program monies previously expended.***** 
 
 
AZSTA has found that many organizations may not have read the grant application in its entirety before sending and there may be errors in the application process. It is important to remember that AZSTA may require your organization to wait six (6) months if your grant application is not completed correctly.

The following is a step-by-step process. Once you have completed the process and are certain you are submitting your grant without errors, please submit the application via email with the required documents and at that time your grant will be reviewed.
  1. Re-read the ENTIRE application for accuracy prior to submitting. It is very helpful for you to have another person in your organization read the completed application as well.
  2. Confirm that the ENTIRE application is complete and there are no empty fields, or unanswered questions. If a question does not apply, answer with “NA”.
  3. Confirm the math is accurate with the corrected amounts and percentages in both spreadsheets included in the application. (page 3 and 4)
  4. Confirm all of the supplemental information required is included with your grant application. (page 4)
  5. ONLY Word format applications will be accepted. No exceptions.
  6. Applicants will generally receive notification of the status of their request via email within 10 business days from receipt of the application.  
  7. ORGANIZATIONS MUST WAIT TO RECIEVE AN AWARD LETTER FROM THE AUTHORITY PRIOR TO PURCHASING ANY ITEMS INCLUDED IN THE APPLICATION. Failure to do so will result in your application being denied.
When you have confirmed the above steps have been followed, please submit your grant application. 

2019 Quick/Program Grant Reimbursement Download BEFORE SUBITTING THE REIMBURSEMENT REQUEST FORM PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING
The following documents are REQUIRED in order to be reimbursed. 
  1. ONLY Excel format Reimbursement Request Forms will be accepted. No exceptions.
  2. Copies of invoices showing they have been paid AND,
  3. Copies of reciepts showing proof of payment*
  4. Proof of payment can be copies of a credit card statement or copies of the front and back of paid checks (Purchase Orders are not acceptable proof of payment)
  5. Grant Project Progress Report
2019 Quick/Program Grant Progress Report Download

2018 BIENNIAL GRANT RECIPIENT DOCUMENTS

2018 Biennial Grants Project Cost Reimbursement Request Form

2018 Biennial Grant Progress Reporting Form

To receive updates regarding the grant programs, please email robin@az-sta.com.