The Governor’s Office is partnering with Local First Arizona Foundation to launch this grant program and help small businesses specifically mandated to pause operations due to the pandemic. Businesses include gyms, fitness centers and studios, bars, water parks and others named in Executive Order: 2020-43.
Applications Will Be Open Thursday, August 20 at 10 a.m.
What the grant covers: Up two months of rent and mortgage payments due by small businesses. The maximum award will be $25,000. Grants will be prioritized for businesses with fewer than 50 current employees that are most in need of the funding to meet their rent or mortgage obligations, and do not have access to other financial support.
How local governments can get involved: The AZ Small Business Rent and Mortgage Relief Grant program may be expanded by any city or county government with funds available to dedicate to the program. Interested governments may dedicate funds to the program that would then be granted to eligible small businesses within their jurisdictions. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.