Military, First Responders and Teachers Grant
We offer an additional 1% grant as a reward for the hard work and dedication of (a) Qualified United States Military Personnel, (b) First Responders, (c) Teachers, and (d) those persons who have qualifying annual income up to $31,450.
Qualified United States Military Personnel, First Responders and Teacher Definitions
“Qualified United States Military Personnel” include Qualified Veterans, active duty United States military, active United States Reservists, and active members of the National Guard.
A “Qualified Veteran” is a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable (as provided in 38 U.S.C. Section 101.
“First Responders” include:
- Peace Officers, as defined in A.R.S. §1-215, certified by the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, and employed as: 1) sheriffs (or deputy sheriffs) of counties; 2) constables; 3) marshals; 4) policemen of cities and towns; 5) commissioned personnel of the department of public safety; 6) personnel who are employed by the state department of corrections and the department of juvenile corrections; 7) police officers appointed by community college district governing boards, the Arizona board of regents, or the governing body of a public airport pursuant to section 28-8426; 7) special agents from the office of the attorney general, or of a county attorney; and 8) police officers employed by a tribal policy agency.
- Professional firefighter, as defined in A.R.S. §9-901, employed as a member of an organized and paid fire department.
- Emergency personnel, whose primary responsibility is the care of patients in an ambulance, to include the following occupations, defined in A.R.S. §36-2201; 1) emergency medical technician; 2) advanced emergency medical technician; 3) emergency medical technician I-99, and 4) paramedic.
- Detention Officer, as defined in A.R.S. §13-3907, means a person other than an elected official who is employed by a county, city or town and who is responsible for the supervision, protection, care, custody or control of inmates in a county or municipal correctional institution. Detention officers does not include counselors or secretarial, clerical or professionally trained personnel.
Teachers: a full-time teacher employed by a state-accredited public school or private school that provides direct services to students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12.