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 Hotline 520-837-4100

Or, submit your questions and comments:

Local Resources

Pima County Health Department

“Ready for You” getting back to business safely program.

Small Business Continuity Grants

The We Are One | Somos Uno Resiliency Fund grant program will distribute $2 million to small businesses and $500,000 to nonprofits.

Nonprofit Continuity Grants

The We Are One | Somos Uno Resiliency Fund grant program will distribute $2 million to small businesses and $500,000 to nonprofits.

Rio Nuevo

Economic Relief Assistance Program.

Pima Community College SBDC

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering free help to complete SBA loan applications.

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.

Prestamos CDFI

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.

State Resources

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.

Arizona Together

Business resources compiled by the State of Arizona.

Federal Resources

Whitehouse / CDC Guidelines: Opening Up America Again

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Link to CDC resources for businesses and employers.

Small Business Administration (SBA)

Link to COVID-19 Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources.

Paycheck Protection Program FAQ

Treasury Department Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on PPP Loan Forgiveness.