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  
Harmony Project  
MentorKids USA  
Local First  


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