City of Tempe Opens Grant Program to Businesses in Industries Most Impacted by COVID-19

City of Tempe

The City of Tempe is providing businesses in industries most impacted by the effects of COVID-19 with grants up to $10,000*. The Tempe Small Business Grant Program will provide qualifying businesses with $1,300 per full-time employee up to a maximum of $10,000, whichever amount is less. The City of Tempe established the program to assist in the stabilization of existing … [More]

BBB Pacific Southwest Awards Small Businesses With Much-Needed Grants

BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest

Vulnerable small businesses, working families, women-owned businesses and communities of color continue to be severely impacted by COVID-19. In April, the Main St. Matters Grant Program was launched by Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest (BBB) to support local businesses experiencing financial hardship. The program awarded 24 additional grants in September, … [More]

SBA and Treasury Announce Simpler PPP Forgiveness for Loans of $50,000 or Less

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, today released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less. This action streamlines the PPP forgiveness process to provide financial and administrative relief to America’s smallest businesses while also ensuring sound stewardship of … [More]

Applications for Arizona Small Business Rent and Mortgage Relief Grants Reopen Oct. 8

Local First Arizona

In August, the Governor’s Office partnered with Local First Arizona Foundation to launch the Arizona Small Business Rent and Mortgage Relief Grant program and distribute $10 million in grants to small businesses who were required to shutter their doors during this pandemic. Starting Oct. 8, 2020, at 2 p.m., applications will reopen for gyms, fitness centers and studios, bars … [More]

BBB Pacific Southwest Continues to Award Vital Grants to Small Businesses 

BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest

As reopening orders slowly come into effect across state lines, businesses continue to face financial strains until some form of normalcy exists. Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest (BBB) has awarded an additional $21,500 through its Main St. Matters Grant Program to businesses experiencing hardship, bringing the total to over $100k granted since its … [More]

Arizona Rent and Mortgage Relief Grant Program Accepting Applications Aug. 20

Local First Arizona

The Governor’s Office is partnering with Local First Arizona Foundation to launch the Arizona Small Business Rent and Mortgage Relief Grant program and distribute $10 million in grants to small businesses who have had to shutter their doors during this pandemic. The partnership leverages the grantmaking experience and small business expertise of Local First Arizona Foundation, … [More]

BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest Awards $40k to Arizona Nonprofits

BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest

Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest (BBB) recently concluded their inaugural Empower By GoDaddy business incubator program. Twenty-eight entrepreneurs graduated from the program, and an additional eleven Arizona nonprofits were awarded subgrants to further their business development in the community. Awardees were chosen as leaders in the business community … [More]

Child Care Grant Program for Licensed Providers during COVID-19 Pandemic Announced

Arizona Department of Economic Security

Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) announced today​ a Child Care COVID-19 Grant Program to provide more than $47 million of financial assistance to licensed child care providers to help cover costs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The assistance will support Arizona’s child care network, help providers to stay open or reopen, supplement the … [More]

$1.2 Million in CARES Act Funding to Boost Economic Development Programs in Arizona

U.S. Economic Development Administration

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $1.2 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants to three EDA Economic Development District organizations across Arizona to update economic development plans and fortify programs to assist communities in responding to the coronavirus pandemic. “The … [More]

Scottsdale City Council Approves Arts and Culture Coronavirus Grant Program

Scottsdale Arts

The Scottsdale City Council has approved $1.5 million from the city’s Federal CARES Act funding to help nonprofit arts and culture organizations affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Grant funding will support programming and safe, alternative facilities reopening. “Scottsdale has always appreciated and supported arts and culture activities – they’re a vital part of our … [More]