The Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (ACESDV)
Maricopa County Domestic Violence Reduction Program Stabilization Grant Funds Application Request for Grant Funds Application (RGFA) Solicitation
Maricopa County American Rescue Plan Funds.
Applications for this program will only be accepted through ACESDV’s Coalition Manager Grant Management portal. The deadline for submission of an application is on or before 5:00 pm (Arizona time) on October 29th, 2021. Applicants are strongly encouraged to carefully read the entire Request for Grant Funds Application documents prior to preparing application materials. (Links to Application Instruction Guide and ACESDV Coalition Manager Grant Management portal are below.)
Background of American Rescue Plan Funds:
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funds support communities experiencing a global health crisis. March 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law by the President. The Fiscal Recovery Funds are intended to provide support to State, local, and Tribal governments (together, recipients in responding to the impact of COVID-19 and in their efforts to contain COVID-19 on their communities, residents, and businesses. The Fiscal Recovery Funds build on and expand the support provided to these governments over the last year, including through the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF). 
Maricopa County received $887,000,000 in funding from the American Rescue Plan act, with the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors earmarking $15,000,000 to support domestic and sexual violence services in the county.
ACESDV aids in the administration of dollars.
Funds have been divided into three categories:
- September 2021- Survivor Emergency Relief Funds. Funds became available for direct support to sexual and/or domestic violence survivors located in/residents of Maricopa County through the ACESDV Helpline.
Survivors and advocates requesting Survivor Emergency Relief Funds
Contact the Arizona Sexual and Domestic Violence Helpline for assistance:
Mon- 8:30a – 5:00p, Tues- 8:30a – 7:00p, Wed – Fri- 8:30a – 5:00p.
Phone: 602-279-2980, SMS text: 520-720-3383
Online chat: acesdv.org/helpline
- October 7, 2021 – MARPA COVID 19 Stabilization Grant Funds(Formula Grant) available to aid in the continuation of services affected by funding losses or impacts due to the global pandemic in order to ensure essential services continue. The gap in funding required to continue to provide existing essential services will be eligible for expense reimbursement. Costs of program provision from March 1, 2020, to June 30, 2024, are eligible. The award will depend on the total amount of gap identified in the community through the consideration of loss in revenue to cover essential services and increases in cost for provision of services. Total funding for this category is $ 4,760,000 over three years.
- November 1, 2021, MARPA COVID 19 Grant Funds (Competitive Grant) The grant invests in programs to support: Legal Services, Community Based Services, Counseling and Healing Services, and other services that promote support and healing for survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence. These funds are intended to support a system change in services that prioritizes community-based services over shelter-based services. The number of awards will depend on the number and quality of applications received. Total funding for this category is $6,520,000 over three years.
- Client or Survivor: An adult who has experienced domestic violence and/or sexual violence, and who requests and/or receives services.
- Domestic Violence: A pattern of coercive control and abusive behaviors occurring in any intimate, familial, or caregiving relationship and used to gain power or control over another. This may include physical violence, emotional abuse, economic abuse, isolation, and stalking.
- Sexual Violence: Sexual conduct occurring without consent, including unwanted sexual contact, sexual harassment, non-contact sexual victimization (e.g., voyeurism), sexual coercion, and rape.
- Victim: A person subjected to domestic and/or sexual violence and is applying for or receiving services.
Maricopa County Domestic Violence Reduction Program Stabilization Funds
Maricopa County will provide monies to reduce funding gaps that nonprofit domestic sexual violence service providers experienced as a result of COVID-19. Domestic and sexual violence service providers all reported significant decreases in revenues and funding because their primary funding sources, federal contracts/funds, and fundraising efforts declined because of COVID-19. Specifically, current, and future federal cuts for victim services and an inability to raise donations because of the COVID-19 pandemic cause significant revenue losses for service providers while service needs remain high or have increased. Monies will be distributed to help restore service levels for providers across Maricopa County and help ensure the stability of domestic and sexual violence service programs. Total funding available is $4,760,000 over three years.
Project Demographic Distribution
This project will assist nonprofit domestic and/or sexual violence service provider who will use these monies to provide critical services to domestic and/or sexual violence survivors.
Use of Evidence
This project aims to reduce the funding gaps that have impacted nonprofit domestic and sexual violence service providers County-wide. Specifically, Maricopa County aims to award monies to various domestic and/or sexual violence service providers to support the continuation of existing critical services and reduce the financial impact of the global pandemic.
All agencies seeking to apply for the Maricopa County Domestic Violence Reduction Program Stabilization Funds must:
- Ensure agency meets all eligibility requirements.
- Complete and submit all required documentation for the application for Stabilization Grant Funds.
- Applicant Agencies are requested to attend a non-mandatory Pre-Application Conference Call to be held October 18, 2021. Please click link to register: Pre-Application Conference Call Registration
- Applicant Agency is a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
- Applicant Agency is a qualified domestic and/or sexual violence service provider, which may include being a member of ACESDV.
- Applicant Agency is required to serve residents of Maricopa County.
- Applicant Agency certifies its service standards and policies follow the Arizona Domestic Violence Service Standards and/or Arizona Sexual Violence Service Standards.
- Native American Tribal Communities that provide services to survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual violence within Maricopa County
- Non-profit organizations that provide services to survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual violence within Maricopa County.
- School districts or higher education organizations that provide services to survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual violence within Maricopa County.
Maricopa County provides funding for this MARPA COVID 19 Stabilization Grant Funds, through the American Rescue Plan Act. The funds awarded under this RFGA are federal funds. Successful applicants who are selected for an award shall be subject to the applicable code of federal regulations and Uniform Guidance 2 C.F.R. 200 for determining allowable costs, which may be reference at: https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title02/2cfr200_main_02.tpl
- Instruction Guide for MARPA Covid 19 Stabilization Grant Funds (Formula Grant) Application
- ACESDV Coalition Manager Grant Management portal for MARPA COVID 19 Stabilization Grant Funds (Formula Grant) Application
The point of contact for this solicitation is:
Tammy Ashcraft, Program Administrator
Address: 2700 N. Central Ste. 1100 Phoenix, AZ 85004
If you have questions about this funding, please email your name, contact information, location, and request.
 American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) § 9901, Pub. L. No. 117-2, codified at 42 U.S.C. § 802 et seq.
 The CRF was established by the section 601 of the Act as added by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Pub. L. No. 116-136, 134 Stat. 281 (2020).