Grants & Applications


Since 2000, the Arizona Sports & Tourism Authority (AZSTA) has awarded approximately 500 grants at an estimated $24.4 million to organizations that promote youth and amateur sports in Maricopa County.

The Youth & Amateur Sports (YAS) grants goal is to identify, solicit, develop, and allocate funding for YAS projects within Maricopa County, which will service a wide variety of sporting and physical activity experiences.

The Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority (AZSTA) will begin the FY2022 biennial grant cycle in the Spring of 2021. AZSTA is projecting a maximum of $1.6 million of funding available for the upcoming biennial grant cycle.

The FY2022 link to the application will be available on MAY 3, 2021. The application will be completed via the link and ALL supplemental documents must be UPLOADED into the application.

AZSTA will hold several virtual workshops to ensure ample notification of funding availability.

AZSTA may, at its sole discretion, match two-thirds of a project's total cost up to a maximum of $250,000. Any grant application requesting more than $250,000 from AZSTA will not be accepted.

For more information about the biennial grants, please review the Guidelines/Start Here and Frequently Asked Questions.

You may call 623-433-7500 or email Grant Manager, Heather Harris.