The Tucson City Council authorized a $1,000,000 total contribution as part of the We Are One / Somos Uno Resiliency Fund , responding to demand for financial assistance from businesses reeling from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tucson Resiliency Direct Loan Program is administered by Business Development Finance Corporation.
Eligible businesses must be located within Tucson city limits, and have a valid City of Tucson business license or be registered with the Arizona Corporation Commission in good standing. Direct loans at 0% interest will be available to small businesses, sole proprietors, 1099 contractors and 501(c)(3) nonprofits that meet the eligibility criteria. For more information, click here.
An opportunity for qualified Arizona organizations to apply for small grant funds that will be used to alleviate anxiety and social isolation during the pandemic for individuals with developmental disabilities. Who is Eligible? Any state contracting agency approved to provide support and services to individuals with I/DD How Much? $500-$2500 More details coming soon! Questions? Call (602) 290-1632 or email email@example.com.
The Arizona Restaurant Association, through its 501c3 Education Foundation (the ARAEF) has formed the Emergency Fund to activate immediate emergency funding for restaurant workers. A maximum $500 individual grant will be available, under specific criteria, so that restaurant industry service staff (waitstaff, bartenders, bussers, line cooks, dishwashers and other hourly workers) who have suddenly found themselves without a paycheck, can breathe a little easier knowing that this emergency help can assist them to buy groceries, pay their rent, fill their prescriptions, and take care of their kids. Other Federal and State help will be coming, but the Arizona Restaurant Association Foundation funds will help get workers over this critical first hump! To qualify for grant assistance, you must meet all the following requirements: You have been laid-off, furloughed, or otherwise terminated from a full-time hourly position within the restaurant industry after February 29, 2020. (please note that full-time is defined as an average of 30 hours a week) You have been continuously employed by the same business for at least six months. You are able to certify that you are not receiving any compensation from any business or individual that is licensed to sell or serve alcoholic beverages by the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control. (compensation includes pay for work, any form of paid leave, or other benefits such as retirement contributions or healthcare coverage.)
If you meet these qualifications, please: Complete the Emergency Fund Application Submit your last two pay stubs – one of which must be issued after February 29, 2020. Submit proof that you have filed for unemployment insurance Agree to the “Pay It Forward Oath”. For more information, click here.
Small businesses in low to moderate income zones are encouraged to apply for a grant up to $10,000. Contact Paul Huleatt at 602-359-2613 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. For more information, click here. For information in Spanish, click here.
The total amount of available grant funding is $50,000. Applicants may apply for a maximum project budget of up to
$10,000 per site for projects that provide community members with new or expanded access to:
Funding can be used for operational costs, staffing, programming, promotional materials and to remove barriers to