Arizona Lottery Releases FY16 Community Sponsorship RFP

Proposal Submission Deadline June 4, 2015

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - May 7, 2015) - The Arizona Lottery released its Request for Proposals (RFP) today for fiscal year 2016 (July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016) community sponsorships.

This RFP process will allow the Lottery to form potential new community partnerships with organizations that apply for funding provided by the Arizona Lottery.

"Since the Arizona Lottery began in 1981, we have given $3.3 billion back to the state," said Tony Bouie, executive director of the Arizona Lottery. "Maximizing Arizona Lottery's net revenue in a responsible manner gives us the opportunity to support many worthy organizations in the Arizona community."

The Arizona Lottery focuses its support for beneficiaries under four main pillars: health and public welfare, economic development, education and environmental issues. The Lottery has set aside $275,000 for FY16 in lottery funding to be divided amongst awarded RFP applicants.

The Arizona Lottery is interested in sponsoring events such as:

  • Community Forums
  • Conferences that are a minimum of two days
  • Year-long program sponsorships which recognize the Lottery for 12 months
  • Breakfast, lunch, or dinners recognizing an organization or person
  • Organizations located in a rural area of Arizona

The RFP can be downloaded from the Arizona Lottery website: Key dates relating to the RFP follow:

  • May 7 - Community Sponsorship RFP release
  • May 15 - Vendor questions due to the Arizona Lottery procurement officer
  • May 21 - Pre-offer conference (not required)
  • June 4 - RFP closes

All questions regarding the Arizona Lottery's community sponsorship RFP must be directed to procurement officer Rick Crago at 480-921-4508 or

About the Arizona Lottery
The Arizona Lottery operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products; it doesn't receive any General Fund dollars from the State. Proceeds from sales of Lottery tickets -- nearly $3.4 million per week, fund a variety of state programs. Since July 1981, the Arizona Lottery has paid out more than $5.8 billion in prizes to players, more than $3 billion in net funding to the state and more than $686 million in commissions to retailers. Learn more by visiting

Contact Information:

Cindy Esquer
Arizona Lottery