- Organization must be incorporated as an Arizona non-profit organization or school with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- An unincorporated Arizona organization may apply through a fiscal sponsor, provided that the fiscal sponsor is an Arizona 501(c)(3) organization or school with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- As long as the organization has the capacity to complete the project, the size of an organization is not a criterion in determining funding. However, years of operation of the program and current service to Gilbert residents will be taken into consideration.
- Organization must comply with all appropriate federal and Arizona State Constitutional requirements on the use of public funds, particularly prohibiting funds being used for personal benefit or lending of funds to a private entity.
Agencies are required to apply for funding each year. Funding for any given year does not guarantee funding for succeeding years.