The City of Tucson, in partnership with the IRC, has set aside specific funds for refugees, asylees, and asylum seekers in need of rental and utility assistance. You can apply for assistance by downloading and filling out this application, available in English and Spanish.
These grants are intended to help small businesses keep their employees on payroll and cover other necessary operating expenses. Preference will be given to small businesses whose owners are minorities, women, veterans, disabled, members of other underrepresented groups, and who are located in areas of economic hardship in the City of Tucson. Preference will also be given to applicants of the greatest need that have not received SBA PPP or Rio Nuevo Funding. For more information, click here.