Funding Will Support Arizona Economic Recovery Center Led By Local First Arizona
PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Governor Doug Ducey announced $250,000 contributing to the launch of the Arizona Economic Recovery Center, led by Local First Arizona, to help local businesses and rural communities apply for and win competitive federal economic recovery grants.
“As our economy continues to reach new heights, local businesses and organizations across the state should have easy access to competitive federal grants,” said Governor Ducey. “The Arizona Economic Recovery Center will help Arizona communities land additional funding for projects that expand opportunities and job growth throughout our state. Local First Arizona has a track record of success and Arizona is proud to expand that work.”
The Arizona Economic Recovery Center will serve businesses, nonprofits and municipalities statewide by:
- Researching and simplifying grants and stimulus opportunities;
- Identifying funding sources for large and small projects;
- Connecting funding sources to communities in need of funding; and
- Providing the additional capacity for grant writing, facilitation, and project management to ensure success rates for qualifying communities and nonprofits.
The partnership will establish another strategic planning tie between state economic recovery efforts and programs and initiatives happening in local communities.