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Tempe's BEST Program

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Welcome to the BEST program!

The BEST (Building Employment Supports and Training) Program is a grant program funded by the City of Tempe and the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council.  The program’s goal is to employ individuals with developmental disabilities with the City of Tempe.  All applicants with a developmental disability are welcome to apply.

The City of Tempe has always been at the forefront of cultural change and inclusion.  It is a priority of the City.  Tempe’s rich history of change, inclusion, and diversity support this.  These things are an integral part of the City’s mission.  It is why Tempe has its own Strategic Management and Diversity Office.

And – it is a big reason behind why Tempe is Arizona’s very first “Employment First” city.  For more information on the “Employment First” initiative, please go to:

The BEST Program is a collaboration between the City’s Strategic Management and Diversity Office, Human Resources Office, and Human Services Department. The BEST program is managed within the City’s Human Services Department which offers a wide range of inclusive programs and services to assist individuals and families with improving their quality of life. 

For individuals who have a developmental disability, their families and friends, service professionals, and disability service agencies, please look to the left for links that explain more about the BEST program.

Thank you for your interest in the program!  We look forward to hearing from you!

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