Family Assistance Resource (FAR) Program


On September 21, 2021, the Phoenix City Council approved the allocation of $12 million for the Family Assistance Resource (FAR) program. This program is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act and families have been chosen for the program via a lottery system.

The City has partnered with the Partnership for Economic Innovation (PEI) to provide administrative and customer support services for the program. The Connective, a smart region consortium and an initiative of PEI, is assisting with these services.

Please continue to check this website for future program updates. If you have any questions related to the form you completed, please contact myPHX311 at (602) 262-3111.

How can the money be used?
Families are encouraged to spend the money on household items, such as groceries, transportation, childcare, etc. Example businesses include Fry’s Groceries, Food City, Safeway, Basha’s, Target, Walmart, Dollar Tree, and more.

If you need assistance with rent or utilities, please visit for more information.

There are several items/activities that families cannot use the money for and include:

• Alcohol
• Tobacco products
• Lottery tickets
• Gambling 

Debit Card Distribution

Participants have received information regarding debit card distribution. All participants are required to have an appointment and appropriate identification at the events in order to pick up their assigned card.


FAR Program Guidelines (PDF)
Normas del Programa (PDF)
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