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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: 6/16/2020, 11:10am

 

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, PPP Loan Forgiveness, & 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. 

UPDATE: We have enhanced our program with a new module dedicated to Loan Forgiveness. This additional training provides individualized support to small business owners applying for PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) loan forgiveness. In addition, our PPP Loan Forgiveness module helps users understand the evolving guidance and regulations surrounding forgiveness. ¡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 LendioThe application deadline is June 30, 2020.

SBA and Treasury Announce New and Revised Guidance Regarding the Paycheck Protection Program  Released: June 12, 2020

Independent Contractors CARES Act Guide & Checklist

PPP Loan / Forgiveness Calculator

SBA Resource Partners can help you with the PPP application or loan forgiveness process. Connect with an advisor here. 

PPP Loan Forgiveness

On June 5, 2020, the President signed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (Flexibility Act). 

PPP Interim Final Rule on Additional Revisions to First Interim Final RuleReleased: June 12, 2020

Joint Statement by SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin Regarding Enactment of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act  Released: June 8, 2020

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

EIDL + Advance Guide & Checklist 

SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance Program Reopened to All Eligible Small Businesses and Non-Profits Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic Released: June 15, 2020

UPDATE: Notice from the SBA: Now Accepting New Applications for COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance 

Eligible small businesses and agricultural businesses may apply for the Loan Advance here.

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are able to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) 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 resumed processing EIDL applications that were submitted before the portal stopped accepting new applications on April 15 and will be processing those applications on a first-come, first-served basis. On June 15, SBA began accepting new EIDL and EIDL Advance applications from qualified small businesses and U.S. agricultural businesses.

The new eligibility for agricultural businesses is made possible as a result of additional funding appropriated by Congress in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Agricultural businesses includes those businesses engaged in the production of food and fiber, ranching, and raising of livestock, aquaculture, and all other farming and agricultural related industries (as defined by section 18(b) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 647(b)).

SBA is encouraging all eligible agricultural businesses with 500 or fewer employees wishing to apply to begin preparing their business financial information needed for their application.

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.

 

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

Coronavirus Tax Relief & Economic Payments

Debt Relief

SBA Debt Relief 

Independent Contractors

Department of Economic Security: Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Grants

Main St. Matters

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

SBA Express Bridge Loan

 

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