Governor Hobbs Announces $187.5M in Grant Funding Opportunities for Education

News Release

March 13, 2023

PHOENIX—With education and teacher retention among some of Governor Katie Hobbs’ main priorities, her administration has redesigned a grant opportunity that will designate $100 million for schools and local education agencies in Arizona to address COVID-19 recovery and mitigation efforts. The Governor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting has issued a Request for Grant Applications for a program that is now more competitive, transparent, and better aligns with direction from the U.S. Department of Treasury.


Applications for this grant program will be accepted only through the State's web-based grants management system, eCivis. The deadline for submission of an application in eCivis is 5 p.m. MST on April 6, 2023. A pre-application conference for potential applicants will be held on Tuesday, March 14 at 11am.


In the coming weeks, OSPB will issue two additional competitive grant solicitations. A $37.5 million grant program for 2023 summer enrichment programming will be made available to eligible schools and nonprofit organizations. A third $50 million grant program will also be issued to address long-term programming and initiatives to address the negative impacts of COVID-19 on student learning, social and emotional behavior, and teacher professional development.


“Our schools and local education agencies deserve grant opportunities that are done in a competitive and comprehensive manner,” Governor Hobbs said. “They have been through so much these last few years, and they need support as they recover from the effects of the pandemic.”


The application can be accessed through the eCIVIS AZ portal. Note: new users will need to create a free account which will allow them to access all current solicitations in Arizona.


The registration for the pre-application conference can be found here.