Office of the Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family


Wellness & Recovery

The Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) distributes state and federal funds. 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 called a Request for Grant Application.

State Targeted Response Program

Funding through the State Targeted Response Program is used to combat the opioid crisis by increasing access to treatment, reducing unmet treatment needs and reducing opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment, and recovery activities for opioid use disorder (OUD). This includes prescription opioids as well as illicit drugs such as heroin.

Pregnancy Assistance Fund Program

The 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. The IPPAC provides three different programs to improve education, health, and social outcomes for this population: a resource and information digital platform, an information and referral program, and an empowered young parents program. Application release date TBD.

Partnership for Success Grant Program

In an effort to bring the Arizona Partnerships for Success to more communities across the state, the Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) has partnered with the Hopi Tribe, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the University of Arizona, the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, and Yavapai College to provide trauma informed and culturally competent substance abuse prevention programming to communities that need it most. Specifically, the program seeks to decrease marijuana use and underage drinking among youth ages 9 to 20 through the implementation of the five-step Strategic Prevention Framework. The program is also designed to increase the capacity of certified substance abuse prevention workers through the provision of prevention education and certification opportunities. These services promote statewide collaboration between communities, government agencies, and other system stakeholders. Application release date TBD.

2018 Child Abuse Prevention Grant

“There is no higher priority than the safety and well-being of our children – and it is up to all of us to stand up for them,”  - First Lady Angela Ducey

The Child Abuse Prevention License Plate Donation Grant is a partnership between the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family, the Arizona Community Foundation and The Arizona Republic. The goal of this program is to raise much-needed funds for child abuse prevention throughout Arizona. These specialty plates have been available for purchase since November of 1999.  Plates are sold for $25 each ($8 is a special plate administration fee and $17 is a tax-deductible annual donation).  

Annual donations are made available to organizations providing child abuse prevention services to Arizona communities through a competitive grant solicitation that is administered by the Arizona Republic. The 2018 Grant Application opens March 26, 2018 and will close on April 23, 2018.

To access the application, click on the link below, select "Online Grants Center", and sign in under your registered Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) profile. If your organization is not registered, please sign up. Once registered or signed in, select the appropriate grant to begin the application process. For technical assistance, contact Competitive Grants Management Team at or 602-682-1400.