The Arizona Economic Recovery Center (AZERC) aims to enable more qualified Arizona cities, towns, counties, tribal communities, and nonprofits to win and implement competitive federal, state, municipal, or foundation grants. An initiative of Local First Arizona, the Arizona Economic Recovery Center serves communities statewide by providing services at no cost to qualifying entities, including:
Grant Writing, Reviewing & Editing Our team of grant professionals provides guidance that helps to quantify the need, develop a budget, and formulate clear objectives for the project that will ensure your grant is competitive. Budget Guidance Developing budgets and managing finances can be one of the biggest challenges of grant management. From developing a budget that meets your grant application needs to financial reporting that grantors often require, our team of proven experts can guide you through the process. Facilitation Our community facilitators can help balance differing opinions, overcome roadblocks, and maximize community engagement to ensure your project moves forward with a clear vision, accountability, and goals. Project Management Our team can assist in outlining a project management process, milestones, and deadlines that can keep your project on track and your organization in compliance with all grant requirements. Economic Impact Analysis Defining the need for your proposed work through an examination of its potential economic impact can be a determining factor for grants. Our team can assist in establishing benchmarks, sourcing data, crafting a needs statement, and more. Strategic Planning Our team can execute quick action plans or comprehensive strategic plans that address the resources, timelines, and outcomes desired for projects of any size.
If you are a small business owner and need help with an application of any kind, please visit https://localfirstaz.com/business-support for a free consultation.