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Community Development - Grants

The Community Development Division assists with several grant programs

The General Funds Funding Criteria and Application Guidelines were designed to help organizations write more effective grant applications. The guidelines provide a greater understanding as to why each question is important to the Housing and Human Services Commission (HHSC), what the HHSC hopes to learn about an organization from a particular question, and how the HHSC will evaluate each section of the grant application.

The Application is now available through e-CImpact.  If you are a new agency to the process, you must contact Mary Beth Lawler at Valley of the Sun United Way, she provides technical assistance.  Her email is   and phone number is 602-631-4856.  To complete a Registration Form, please contact her. 

Thank you for your interest in the City of Chandler grant process.

Human Services Grants

Social Service Fund (SSF)
The City of Chandler’s Social Service Fund is general fund dollars that grants funding to non-profit agencies that provide basic needs to low and moderate income Chandler residents.  Examples of possible eligible program activities include clothing and food banks, shelter and transitional living programs, financial assistance, and elderly care services.

Acts of Kindness (A-OK)
The City of Chandler’s Acts of Kindness funding comes from Chandler residents who donate a dollar on their monthly utility bill.  This program is an easy way for Chandler residents to support the community by donating to the Acts of Kindness program.  Acts of Kindness funds are granted to non-profit agencies that provide basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing, medical services and transportation to low and moderate income Chandler residents. 

Youth Enhancement Program (YEP)
In 1994, Mayor and City Council established the Youth Enhancement Program to support the development and operation of programs for Chandler youth ages (0–18). Youth Enhancement Program funds programs that provide youth activities, scholarships, sports activities, mentoring, intervention and learning programs. 

The City of Chandler administers a competitive grant process to allocate the above funds. For more information about the City's grant funds and application procedures, contact Community Development at 480-782-4320.