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.

Federal Resources

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.

Local Resources

Pima County Health Department

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

Rio Nuevo

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.

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

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.

Arizona Together

Business resources compiled by the State of Arizona.