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During these trying times, your health, safety and continued viability is our top priority. We have created this Information hub to make it easy for you to find the relevant, reliable and credible resources you need. Please know you have our wholehearted commitment to supporting you and your business. Together, we WILL get through this!

 

Last Update: 5/5/2020, 4:35pm

 

Email Your Senators

Take a few minutes to share your stories, feedback, and comments with your senator. 

Senator Martha McSally: phoenix@mcsally.senate.gov

Senator Kyrsten Sinema: casework@sinema.senate.gov

 

SMALL BUSINESS FUNDING RESOURCES

CARES Act Training and Support Resources

The CARES Act Readiness Program for Small Businesses is a free training program that helps both novice and experienced borrowers navigate the CARES Act and get access to the capital they need to sustain their business. 

The Arizona Small Business Association and Arizona Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to bring you the CARES Act Readiness Program for Small Businesses. This training program – offered at no cost to you – helps both novice and experienced borrowers successfully access relief funds. ¡Este programa está disponible en español!

24/7 SBA Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center: 1-800-659-2955 or disastercustomerservice@sba.gov

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Apply to the Paycheck Protection Program through an eligible bank or lender. First, contact your business bank to find out if they are accepting PPP applications. Here is a list of eligible lenders in Arizona. Or, apply through an online lending marketplace such as, Acronis #Cyberfit Financing, Powered by Lendio.

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Fact Sheet: Borrowers from the SBA

CARES Act Guide & Checklist

Independent Contractors CARES Act Guide & Checklist

PPP Loan / Forgiveness Calculator

Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and Advance

EIDL + Advance Guide & Checklist 

SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

Notice from the SBA: New Eligibility for Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Advance

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories were able to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. This advance is designed to provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. This loan advance will not have to be repaid. SBA will begin accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance applications on a limited basis only to provide relief to U.S. agricultural businesses.

The new eligibility is made possible as a result of the latest round of funds appropriated by Congress in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

At this time, only agricultural business applications will be accepted due to limitations in funding availability and the unprecedented submission of applications already received. Applicants who have already submitted their applications will continue to be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. For agricultural businesses that submitted an EIDL application through the streamlined application portal prior to the legislative change, SBA will process these applications without the need for re-applying.

Eligible agricultural businesses may apply for the Loan Advance 
here.

 

ADDITIONAL RELIEF OPTIONS

Coronavirus Tax Relief

The Treasury Department and IRS are extending the due date for Federal income tax filing to July 15, 2020. Click here to read the detailed notice. Visit IRS.gov/coronavirus for the most up-to-date tax-related information. Additional information is available below:

Treasury and IRS Issue Guidance on Deferring Tax Payments Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020

Independent Contractors

Department of Economic Security: Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Grants

Main St. Matters

Arizona Restaurant Strong

Arizona Restaurant Association Foundation Relief Fund

Mesa CARES Small Business Reemergence Program

Loans

Tuscon Resiliency Direct Loan Program

Growth Partners Arizona: Kiva Tucson crowdfunded loans

Growth Partners Arizona: Small Business Success Loan

Chicanos por la Causa Prestamos 

PPEP Microbusiness & Housing Development Corporation (PMHDC)

Tempe Small Business Emergency Loan

 

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Has a customer shown incredible compassion? Has one of your employees gone above and beyond? Please share your story with us and we’ll share it with our community. The impact of goodwill is immeasurable at times like this. 

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