Launch of Child Care for COVID-19 Frontline Workers

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Arizona Enrichment Centers, starting Monday, April 6 will offer childcare for the children of first responders, critical healthcare workers, and essential public sector workers, including child safety workers. This initiative is made possible thanks to a broad network of child care providers and numerous State agencies, including the Arizona Departments of Education, Health … [More]

Phoenix Helps Small Businesses with SBA Disaster Loan Video Tutorial and Forms

City of Phoenix

Phoenix small businesses needing assistance with the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan application can find a 6-minute video on the website. The step-by-step tutorial covers the new simplified EIDL loan application and supplemental information that SBA may require. The SBA disaster loan allows an advance of up to $10,000 that … [More]

Paycheck Protection Program Blasts Off

by Glenn Hamer

For the thousands of Arizona small businesses that have been negatively affected by the paralysis afflicting the American economy because of Covid-19, Friday, April 3, 2020 is the most important day on the calendar. That’s the day the Treasury Department and lenders around the country open up the Paycheck Protection Program to applicants and begin issuing forgivable … [More]

APS Contributes $250,000 to the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund

APS | April 1, 2020

Arizona Public Service (APS) contributed $250,000 to the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund, supporting organizations working to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in the state. The AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund, established by Governor Ducey as part of the Arizona Together initiative last week, will provide financial support to organizations working to support Arizonans during the … [More]

Get up to 100% Forgivable Loan from the SBA

by Alexis Glascock and Jon Hall | April 1, 2020

Arizona small businesses now have the opportunity to receive an up to 100-percent forgivable loan to keep their businesses afloat and employees working. Under the new $2+ trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and, Economic Security (CARES Act) “Paycheck Protection Plan,” businesses with fewer than 500 employees can receive a loan from the Small Business Association to cover payroll, … [More]