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Rico Request

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office may provide funding to non-profit organizations (IRS 501 (c)(3) status) to support programs that: assist victims of criminal racketeering offenses listed in A.R.S. § 13-2301(D)(4); prevent substance abuse or gang activity in the community; and/or educate the community on substance abuse or gang activity. Funding for these programs comes from funds recovered from criminals or criminal activity under Arizona Anti-Racketeering enforcement actions by our Asset Recovery Bureau, and these funds are subject to certain State and Federal program requirements.

There are several steps in the approval process. First, organizations must fill out this application requesting the funds. The application should also include a detailed reason for needing the funds and how the money will be used to prevent drug and gang activity in the community. An itemized report of expenses should be included with the application.

Each application is reviewed by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office and the Pinal County Attorney’s Office to determine whether the request meets state and federal guidelines.

Organizations approved to receive funding will have 60 days to make their expenditures once they have received confirmation from PCSO of the funding they will be receiving. The Organization will be reimbursed for the specifically approved expenditure(s) once receipts are provided to PCSO. The Organization has 60 days from the completion of the specifically approved expenditure(s) to provide these receipts to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.

By law, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is only authorized to disperse $25,000 dollars per fiscal year towards community related projects. Understanding this allows each organization the insight to know that while PCSO will do our best to help as many organizations as we can, we are limited each fiscal year by these caps.

You can email or mail your application and all required supporting documents to:

ricocommittee@pinalcountyaz.gov

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office
Rico Committee
971 N Jason Lopez Circle
Florence, AZ 85132

Failure to timely submit all required documentation may result in denial of the application or removal from consideration for that fiscal year.

Please review the following links for use of RICO funds.

Department of Justice Equitable Sharing Program VIII A1-A2

Arizona State A.R.S. § 13-2301(D)(4)

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