RICO Community Grants
The Maricopa County Attorney's Office (MCAO) provides grant funding to non-profit organizations (IRS 501 (c)(3) status) to support programs that: assist victims of criminal racketeering offenses listed in A.R.S. § 13-2301 (D)(4); prevent substance abuse or gang activity in the community; educate the community on substance abuse or gang activity. The MCAO funds these community programs using funds recovered from criminals or criminal activity under the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) by our Asset Recovery Bureau.
Organizations seeking funding from the MCAO must fully complete the RICO Community Grant Application (PDF) and provide a copy of their most recent IRS Form 990 or Form 990-N. The deadline to apply for the next grant cycle is April 15, 2019.
The Community Grant Committee reviews all applications. Priority is given to organizations who serve the citizens of Maricopa County. Organizations receiving community grant funding must enter into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and comply with all grant reporting requirements contained in the memorandum of understanding.
The completed application and supporting documentation should be submitted via U.S. mail or email to:
RICO Community Grants Committee
Maricopa County Attorney’s Office
301 West Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ 85003