Grants & Applications


AZSTA is pleased to announce that it has $3.5 million available for biennial grant funding for FY2024. The FY2024 YAS Biennial Grant applications will open March 1, 2023.

Virtual biennial grant workshops will be held on January 25, 2023 and February 22, 2023 at 1 p.m. If interested in attending the final FY2024 YAS Biennial Grant Workshop, please use the link below to register:

February 22, 2023 at 1 p.m.

Since 2000, the Arizona Sports & Tourism Authority (AZSTA) has awarded approximately 500 grants at an estimated $27 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.

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 or email Heather Rayfield.