Tucson Business Community:
This page provides a list of technical and financial assistance resources available to those impacted by COVID-19.
Our economic development team stands ready to assist and will continue to connect you to partner agencies and organizations that offer programs and services to help navigate this challenging time.
Feel free to reach out directly, or contact one of our partner agencies using the links below.
City of Tucson Office of Economic Initiatives
Small Business Assistance Line: 520-837-4100
Or, submit your questions and comments.
Restaurant Revitalization Fund
This program provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19.
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant
This grant provides emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by COVID-19.
Small Business Administration (SBA)
All SBA COVID-19 relief options.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Link to CDC resources for businesses and employers.
Pima County Health Department
“Ready for You” getting back to business safely program.
Economic Relief Assistance Program.
Pima Community College SBDC
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers no-cost one-on-one business counseling and SBA loan application assistance.
Pima County One-Stop Career Center
Pima County One-Stop Career Center set up a hotline, which can be reached at 520-724-5735, to help those who are unemployed due to COVID-19.
Community Investment Corporation (CIC)
CIC supports local small businesses via specialized loan products and partnerships.
Growth Partners Arizona
Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Microlender for non-profits and small business.
SCORE offers free and modestly priced workshops to assist clients to evaluate their business ideas and guide them through the start-up and business planning phases.
Tucson Metro Chamber
Link to COVID-19 news and resources compiled by the Chamber of Commerce.
Local First Arizona
Doing all we can to support small, local, and independent businesses.
Find a job with Arizona employers hiring now.
Chicanos por la Causa (CPLC), and it lending subsidiary, Prestamos, have a long standing partnership with the SBA and a history of helping small businesses.
PPEP Microbusiness and Housing Development Corporation (PMHDC) provides loans to small business owners in southern Arizona.
Safest Outside Restaurant Assistance Program
State of Arizona grant program will fund up to $10,000 for outdoor furniture, barriers, patio heaters, parklets that restaurants need for extension of premises.
Governor Ducey Executive Orders
Read the Governor’s Orders, including his definition of essential functions and services.
Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES)
Link to Arizona Department of Economic Security landing page.
Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA)
The Arizona Commerce Authority’s COVID-19 Arizona Business Resources page provides information, tools and guidance for businesses.
Business resources compiled by the State of Arizona.