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Posted on: December 13, 2023

Maricopa County Provides Grants to Cities for Housing, Food Security

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved more than $399,000 in Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) for the cities of Avondale, Chandler, Surprise, Tempe, and Tolleson. The initiatives funded through these grants are focused on providing housing and nutrition assistance to income-qualified individuals and families within those communities.

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Clint Hickman, representing District 4, expressed his support for these grants, stating, "These projects reflect our ongoing commitment to help people in our community facing critical housing and nutrition needs. Through these partnerships, we can broaden the impact of these funds that will create a safer, more stable, and healthier environment for our neighbors who need assistance the most."

The funding awards include:

  • City of Avondale: $62,500 for Housing Stability Support Services
  • City of Chandler: $125,000 for Safe and Affordable Housing
  • City of Surprise: $125,000 for Safe Temporary Shelter
  • City of Tempe: $62,500 for Food/Nutrition Services
  • City of Tolleson: $24,750 for Food/Nutrition Services

Funding for these initiatives is made available by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is administered by the Maricopa County Human Services Department. The overarching goals of the funding are to reduce poverty and to empower families and individuals with low incomes to become self-supportive.

For more information on programs and services available through the Maricopa County Human Services Department to assist residents of Maricopa County, visit

About Maricopa County Human Services

The Maricopa County Human Services Department (HSD) builds resiliency in the community and promotes the well-being of County residents experiencing adversity through a variety of programs and services to help people and families thrive. These opportunities include early childhood education, housing, homeownership, independent living services for seniors and adults with disabilities, career development for job seekers with barriers to employment, crisis rental, and utility assistance, and support for people experiencing homelessness. HSD is committed to delivering innovative, equitable, inclusive, and comprehensive services in a collaborative approach that preserves dignity, promotes respect, and facilitates social and economic mobility. Learn more about the financial, educational, and support resources available to Maricopa County residents at

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