Community Enhancement Program (CEP)


The Community Enhancement Program (CEP) seeks to provide matching awards from PCDIC to other non-profit organizations that serve the low income communities of Maricopa County.  CEP Awards may be used for the expansion of existing programs, new programs and/or one-time opportunities that benefit low to moderate income (LMI) communities.  Program participants will either reside, work, or attend school in a LMI community as defined by the NMTC census database.  PCDIC offers two types of CEP award:

  • Community Programs benefit the community as a whole and target assistance to mission-driven nonprofits seeking to improve the lives of those living and working in LMI Communities. PCDIC will partner with established service providers and foundations who provide needed goods and services.
  • Youth Programs target assistance to nonprofit organizations who serve youth from LMI communities.  Programs qualifying for CEP consideration provide education opportunities, life and job skills training, mentoring, and/or expansion of workforce development initiatives for youth.  Youth Program participants qualifying for PCDIC funds will be younger than 27 years of age.
  • Due Date: PCDIC opened the application round on May 1, 2016 and closed on June 30, 2016.
  • Sample Contracts
  • 2017 call for applications coming soon!

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Award Recipients

Boys and Girls Club Si Se Puede
Harmony Project Neighborhood Ministries
MentorKids USA Native Health
Local First Be a Leader


If you have any questions about this program, please contact Kristine Beaird by email at or  by calling 602-256-3112.