COVID-19 Assistance Available For Local Businesses, Nonprofit Groups

Resources intended to support Tucson-area businesses during the pandemic

Pima County and the City of Tucson made funding and resources available to help small businesses affected by COVID-19. Most of the funding is provided through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These funds add to the assistance offered by Tucson Electric Power and other existing resources for businesses.

Pima County

Pima County is providing personal protective equipment (PPE) for businesses with fewer than 50 employees.

Businesses can request a pre-sorted allotment of PPE, including hand sanitizer, gloves, and masks, based on their number of employees. For more information, visit the county webpage.

City of Tucson

The Tucson City Council approved the release of funding from the city’s Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) reserve for the We Are One/Somos Uno program for business and nonprofit assistance.

Small Business grant programs are designed to help small businesses pay utilities, keep employees on their payrolls and cover other basic operating expenses. These funds are available to businesses with no more than 50 employees and nonprofit groups located within Tucson city limits.

Small Business Continuity Grants provide funding for local small businesses and nonprofit groups that are experiencing economic hardships. To apply and learn more, visit the YWCA Southern Arizona grant website.

Small Business Utility Assistance Program provides one-time grants for eligible businesses for utility expenses. To apply and learn more, visit the YWCA Southern Arizona utility website.

Business Assistance and Resources During the Coronavirus Pandemic

With the coronavirus pandemic creating financial hardships for businesses TEP has prepared a list of helpful resources.

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