The City of Phoenix, in coordination with the Phoenix IDA, is offering grants up to $10,000* to local small businesses, startup companies, and nonprofits experiencing economic distress and sudden loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Relief grants are intended to help small businesses, startup companies, and nonprofits keep employees on payroll and meet other necessary operating costs. To apply, businesses must be located in economically distressed areas of Phoenix.
*While funding is available; applying for a grant does not guarantee funds will be awarded. Program administered by the Arizona Community Foundation.
To qualify, small businesses, startup companies, and nonprofits must meet the following requirements:
- The applicant’s business must have experienced a decline in gross sales due to COVID-19. This loss in sales must be at least 25% for at least one month, since March 1, 2020, as compared to the same month in 2019.
- In operation in the city of Phoenix for one year prior to application
- No more than 25 employees as of March 1, 2020.
- No more than $3 million in gross total sales between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.
- Applicant's business address is located in a low-income census tract or on a street bounding a low-income census tract. What is a low-income census tract?
- Ability to provide documentation to verify the economic hardship suffered as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, including tax returns, financial statements, and other financial data.
- Ability to share with City of Phoenix or Phoenix IDA information demonstrating the economic impact of this grant program, including but not limited to, jobs retained, jobs created, increased sales, and access to capital.
- Applicant has not previously accepted funds from the Phoenix IDA Small Business Grant program or any City of Phoenix Resiliency Grant program (Small Business Relief Grant, Microbusiness Resiliency Grant, and Restaurant Restart Resiliency Grant).
Frequently Asked Questions
Check out the answers to some frequently asked questions related to this grant program.
Read the program guidelines before applying.