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On this page check out resources for Phoenix residents and businesses relating to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. We're in this together! Find help with:

Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call (602) 262-3111 or e-mail ​ contactus@phoenix.gov​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at (602) 262-5040

Page subject to change. Page last updated on Jan. 7, 2022. See Disclaimer on this page for further information.


Arizona Department of Housing
Special COVID-19 rental assistance funding from the Arizona Department of Housing. INFO: housing.az.gov

Landlord and Tenant Program
The City of Phoenix Human Services Department Landlord and Tenant Program provides one-on-one counseling and education regarding the Arizona Residential Landlord Tenant Act. Walk-in appointments at the Travis L. Williams Family Services Center have been temporarily suspended, however telephone appointments and email communication will continue to be offered in both English and Spanish. To request a telephone appointment, please call (602) 262-7210 or email landlord.tenant.hsd@phoenix.gov INFO: phoenix.gov/humanservices/programs/landlord-tenant-counseling

Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance and Eviction Prevention Services​
The City of Phoenix Human Services Department Family Services Centers provide emergency utility and rent financial assistance to low income households, including prioritized support for seniors, persons with disabilities, and families with young children. Eviction prevention services upon receiving a five-day notice is also available. To request an appointment, call (602) 534-AIDE (2433) beginning at 8:00 a.m. each Monday, excluding holidays. Applicants must be a Phoenix resident and assistance may be restricted to once per 12-month period. INFO: phoenix.gov/humanservices/programs/emergency

Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program 
The City of Phoenix received $51.1 million in emergency rental and utility assistance funding from the US Department of Treasury to assist households impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more about the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program Phoenix.gov/RentHelp.

Financial Assistance for City Services Bill
The Phoenix City Council has earmarked $5 million to help customers impacted financially by the pandemic pay utility bills. Customers who are delinquent should call (602) 262-6251, Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., to request the city pay a portion of their outstanding city services bill. Using funding from the Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the city will pay two-thirds of the customer's delinquent balance. The customer will be responsible for the remaining one-third of the delinquent balance.

Accounts that are eligible for the assistance must meet the following criteria:
 • City of Phoenix Single-Family Residential (SFR) customer.
 • Residential property is located within Phoenix taxable boundaries.
 • A minimum of 12 months of consecutive service.
 • Experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19.

Accounts that are ineligible are high water use accounts (average 50 centum cubic feet (CCF) or greater), multiple SFR accounts, and property management and commercial accounts.

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​Senior Meals​   Student Meals   Family or Individual Meals​

Senior Meals

Social Distancing: Apps for Seniors

A guide, Social Distancing: Apps for Seniors, provides practical apps for seniors (tech-savvy or not), along with setup assistance. Elderly sector recommendation about communication, grocery delivery, home care, and health monitoring.

City of Phoenix Senior Centers
City of Phoenix Human Services Department Senior Centers are temporarily closed until further notice. Lunch meals normally provided year-round for registered members are currently being offered by reservation only and delivered to members in their own homes each Monday, excluding holidays. Senior Center members may request lunch meal delivery by contacting their local Senior Center. INFO: phoenix.gov/humanservices/programs/older/senior-centers

Home Delivered Meals
The City of Phoenix Human Services Department provides home delivered meals to homebound and disabled senior residents age 60 years and older. Case management and senior wellness checks are included with this service. To be considered for a referral to this program, contact the Area Agency on Aging’s 24 Hour Senior Help Line at 602-264-4357 or visit the website: INFO: aaaphx.org/program-services/24-hour-senior-help-line

Arizona Commodity Senior Food Program
The Arizona Commodity Senior Food Program (CSFP) is a federally funded food distribution program that provides a once a month food package to people 60 years of age or older. INFO: des.az.gov/services/basic-needs/food-assistance/az-commodity-senior-food-program

Desert Mission Food Bank
9229 N. Fourth St. Phoenix, AZ 85020. Free emergency, senior food bo​xes (and infants). Proof of address and ID is required. INFO: desertmission.com/programs/food-bank

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Student Meals

Maricopa County School Food Distribution Sites​
See online map updated by individual school locations.

SAP and GENYOUth have partnered together to provide an interactive map for students and other social services near you. INFO: sap.com/sap4kids

Kids Cafe at 10 Phoenix Public Libraries
Children ages 0-18 can enjoy a free, healthy meal at select Phoenix Public Library locations.

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Family or Individual Meals

Please call BEFORE visiting any listed location to verify current hours of operation.

Andre House Dinner Service
Dinner service for individuals experiencing homelessness. 213 S. 11th Ave., Phoenix, 85007. (602) 255-0580. INFO: andrehouse.org

Arizona Food Bank Network
The Arizona Food Bank Network has a website allowing you to search your location to find a food bank near you. INFO: azfoodbanks.org

Harvest Compassion Center
Harvest Compassion Center offers families free groceries, hygiene items, clothing and baby items. Visit their website for information about three locations: North Phoenix, West Phoenix, and Maryvale. INFO: harvestcompassioncenter.org/

Hope for Hunger Food Bank
5605 N. 55th Ave. Glendale, AZ 85301​. Phoenix Rescue Mission's Hope for Hunger Food Bank offers free food boxes in a drive-thru style of service. Walk-ins are welcome, proof of address and ID is required. INFO: phoenixrescuemission.org/hope-for-hunger

Living Streams Church Food Pantry
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Walk-ins served. No referral required. Please bring in a photo ID. 4 visits per year 30 days between visits. 7000 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 85020. (602) 957-7500. INFO: livingstreams.org

Nourish Phoenix
Offers food boxes, walk-ins welcome between 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. No referral needed, proof of address needed. Clothing, baby formula and diaper provided. Call (602) 254-7450 to make sure resources are still available. INFO: nourishphx.org

Neighborhood Ministries Inc.
Serves meals to families only. Provides hot meals. Walk-ins served. No referral required. Photo ID and proof of address. 1918 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix, 85009. (602) 252-5225. INFO: nmphx.com/programs/food-clothing-bank

Salvation Army
Salvation Army is providing essentials to the community between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., where they can come in and receive limited amounts of supplies. INFO: arizona.salvationarmy.org

St. Vincent De Paul
For those looking for one of St. Vincent de Paul's food banks or to visit one of its dining halls. INFO: stvincentdepaul.net

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Monthly supplement of food from the basic food groups for nutritionally at risk pregnant women, women who recently gave birth, infants, and children. INFO: azdhs.gov/prevention/azwic

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Chicanos por la Causa
Offers housing repair program, some utility assistance, and safe, affordable housing options INFO: cplc.org

Save Our Home AZ
Offers two foreclosure prevention programs: Monthly Mortgage Assistance Program and Principal Reduction Program. Both assist unemployed and underemployed Arizona  homeowners. Must meet certain requirements. INFO: housing.az.gov/save-our-home

Community Legal Services (CLS)
CLS assists low income Arizonans obtain safe, decent housing.

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Small Business

​General​   Financial Aid​   For Employers​   Other Business Support​


Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at (602) 262-5040. Calls will be answered by a team member during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Callers can inform the City what issues they face and/or resources they need, and a team member will provide any available pertinent information to them. Phoenix business owners can also reach the department at teamphoenix@phoenix.gov.

COVID-19 Arizona Non-Profit Resources Page
Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits would like to provide you with information to make your own educated decisions and prepare to address the concerns of your workers and stakeholders. INFO: arizonanonprofits.org/page/COVID19

Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture
The Office of Arts and Culture wants to ensure the sector has resources that are relevant during this time, including information on the agency's funding programs. INFO: phoenix.gov/arts

Small Business Administration
Small business owners, including arts and cultural nonprofits in Arizona are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (C​OVID-19) from the Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans. INFO: disasterloan.sba.gov/ela

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Financial Aid

City of Phoenix Micro and Small Business Grants​
​The City's new grant program will award grants up to $15,000 to micro and small businesses located in Phoenix. Visit PHXbizGrants​ for more details. Submittal deadline is April 15, 2022 or when funding is exhausted, whichever occurs first.

Greater Phoenix SCORE
In addition to recorded webinars, Greater Phoenix SCORE offers FREE one-on-one remote mentoring appointments, to business owners seeking answers to their questions on COVID-19 related regulations and funding application processes.

Maricopa County
In addition to recorded webinars, Maricopa County is offering stability grants, up to $25,000, to eligible small businesses and micro-enterprises. Visit https://localfirstaz.com/maricopa-grants. Submittal deadline is March 31, 2022 or when funding is exhausted, whichever occurs first.

Prestamos CDFI, LLC
Prestamos, a Community Development Financial Institution, is offering COVID Micro Loans of up to $25,000 with the first six payments paid (both principal and interest) directly by the SBA.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

SBA Disaster Assistance Loan Application
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has streamlined its Disaster Assistance Loan Application. Companies can apply for emergency loans and small business assistance at the SBA Disaster Assistance Loans Portal: https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/. The SBA can be reached by phone at (800) 659-2955 or email

SBA Arizona District Office
Visit the Arizona District's website for more latest information about available resources.

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For Employers

Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES)
DES offers more than 40 programs and services for individuals and families in need of support, including the ARIZONA@WORK network that offers no-cost workforce readiness services and revised Shared Work program.

Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Center
The City can help employers with recruiting staff, training temporary and permanent workers, and helping place furloughed workers. For more info, visit ArizonaAtWork.com/Phoenix and scroll down to "For Employers" or call (602) 256-3147 or email Phoenix.business.center@phoenix.gov.

U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. Department of Labor provides information about workplace safety, wages, hours, and leave, unemployment insurance flexibilities, support for dislocated workers and states, and more.

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Other Business Support

Find solutions, ideas and assistance for local businesses needing to overcome COVID-19 pandemic challenges. INFO: https://Phoenix.gov/SmallBusiness or 602-262-5040

Arizona Department of Revenue (AZDOR)
AZDOR is working with transaction privilege tax (TPT) taxpayers affected by COVID on a case-by-case basis to help meet current tax liabilities.

Arizona Governor's Office
The Governor's Office has released specific Requirements for Businesses (PDF) to help reduce COVID-19 transmissions rates across Arizona.

Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (AZHCC)
AZHCC is collaborating with other community partners to provide small business resources for those impacted by COVID-19.

Ascend Phoenix
Ascend Phoenix assists Arizona-based businesses in strengthening their management skills, accessing money, and growing market connections. Check out this summary (PDF) to learn more.

Better Business Bureau (BBB)
The BBB is focused on serving the business community and their consumers throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Check out resources, including webinars, tips and, alerts.

Maricopa Small Business Development Center
The SBA offers disaster assistance to Arizona small businesses economically impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) via the Maricopa Small Business Development Center, which can assist with business counseling, disaster loan assistance and other resources at no cost.

U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration
The Office of Foreign Labor Certification provides updates related to H-1B temporary specialty occupations and other programs in response to COVID-19.

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Mental/Behavioral Health

Crisis Lines

  • 24/7 Behavioral Health Crisis by Mercy Care: (800) 631-1314 or (602) 222-9444 

  • EMPACT Crisis Hotline (480) 784-1500  

  • 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Hotline (800) 273-8255 (TALK)

  • 24/7 National Sexual Assault Hotline (800) 656-7673 (HOPE)

  • 24/7 National LGBT Hotline (888) 843-4564 

  • 24/7 Senior Help Line, (602) 264-4357 

  • 24/7 Help for Homeless Veterans (877) 424-3838 (4AID-VET)

  • 24/7 Teenagers and Young Adults (602) 841-5799

  • Teen Lifeline (602) 248-8336 (TEEN) 

  • Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) (866) 232-8484. Speak with licensed social workers who are trained in dementia care to assist callers with topics/questions about combating isolation, keeping engaged, washing tips, caregiver stress, whether family members should visit during this time, items to have in the home, and more.​

Anxiety and Stress Management Tips from the CDC
INFO: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

National Alliance on Mental Illness
The National Alliance on Mental Illness has provided a resource guide which includes information about COVID-19 and mental health. INFO: nami.org/covid-19-guide

Southwest Network
Provides behavioral health services to the people of Maricopa County Arizona. INFO: southwestnetwork.org/ni 

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AZ Unemployment Insurance Benefits Guide
The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) can provide individuals who have lost their job through no fault of their own with a weekly stipend to supplement lost income while they search for employment. INFO:Download Unemployment Guide (PDF)

Arizona@Work Arizona Employers with Immediate Openings

Arizona Office of Tourism
Immediate employment opportunities broken down by job categories, including housekeeping, food service, security, and more. INFO: tourism.az.gov/hiring-opportunities

ASU Career Resources
Offers interviewing, resume development, resume samples, career search strategies. INFO: career.asu.edu/handouts

Career Connectors
Connecting professionals in career transition with hiring companies and quality resources. INFO: careerconnectors.org

City of Phoenix
Find current employment opportunities with the City of Phoenix. Phoenix.gov/Employment​

Goodwill Career Resources
Offers career planning, interviewing, resume development. To learn more, download the Career Services (PDF) and Trainings (PDF) flyers. For additional job assistance or questions, contact (602) 535-4444. INFO: mycareeradvisor.com

JobScan.com Resume Writing Guide
Offers resume, cover letter assistance, resume basics and resume samples. INFO: jobscan.co/resume-writing-guide

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Other Resources​

Arizona Together
Resources list provided by the State of Arizona. See information about utilities, business information, and additional support organizations. INFO: ArizonaTogether.org​

Circle the City 
Circle the city provides healthcare solutions that compassionately address the needs of men, women, and children facing homelessness. INFO: circlethecity.org 

Community Legal Services
Community Legal Services is a non-profit law firm that provides online information and education on various topics ranging from housing, rental assistance, student loans, economic security and general information. INFO: clsaz.org/covid-19

Duet Arizona​
Provides health and well-being assistance to home-bound adults, family caregivers, faith communities and grand-families. Some of its services include grocery shopping assistance, small home repairs, transportation to medical appointments and other support. Duet Arizona offers services in Phoenix, Fountain Hills, Glendale, Paradise Valley, Peoria and Scottsdale. INFO: duetaz.org

Educare Arizona
Educare Arizona has a mission of helping children from families struggling with poverty to be healthier, better educated and have a greater chance for success. educarearizona.org

Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs that help people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. INFO: findhelp.org

Find Help Phoenix
Find Help Phoenix is an easy way to find health and social services in Maricopa County. Users can look for medical services, legal help, affordable housing, and much more. INFO: findhelpphx.org

Mortgage Information
For Phoenix residents with questions regarding Mortgage, Mortgage Payments, and Forbearance. The link is a guide built by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and contains helpful links and information regarding Mortgage Relief options: INFO: consumerfinance.gov/coronavirus

Mountain Park Health Center
List of community resources for the community. INFO: mountainparkhealth.org/coronavirus/covid19-resources

National Digital Inclusion Alliance
The National Digital Inclusion Alliance has compiled a list of current offers from Internet Service Providers that will help low-income households acquire service at low or no cost.
INFO: digitalinclusion.org/free-low-cost-internet-plans

Social Security Beneficiaries: Department of Treasury
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service have announced that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file to receive their Economic Impact Payment. Learn more on the U.S. Department of the Treasury. INFO: home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm967

USAGov Resources
USAGov share how agencies across the federal government are responding to the COVID-19 outbreak. Helpful information is provided on the following topics: housing, education, travel, immigration, transportation, health, safety and much more. INFO: usa.gov/coronavirus

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All content provided on this page is for informational purposes only. The City of Phoenix makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this page or found by following any link on this page, with the exception of links to information hosted at Phoenix.gov. Any action you take upon the information on this website is strictly at your own risk, and the City of Phoenix will not be liable for any losses and damages in connection with the use of this web page.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​Subcommittee to address President Trump’s executive orders regarding immigration reform

​Subcommittee to address President Trump’s executive orders regarding immigration reform

Parenting Resources (delete)

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
National professional medical association dedicated to treating and improving the quality of life for children, adolescents, and families affected by these disorders. Publishes "Facts for Families" to provide concise and up-to-date information on issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families, and offers AACAP Resource Centers to empower consumers through patient education. INFO: aacap.org

American Association of Poison Control
Provides emergency evaluations over the phone and information regarding unintentional ingestion of unknown or known substances or insect bites. (602) 253-3334. INFO: aapcc.org

Arizona Child Care Resource & Referral
Provides free information about community trainings and resources for child care providers and the early childhood community via telephone or online search. (800) 308-9000. INFO: azccrr.com

Boys and Girls Club
The Boys and Girls Club of the Valley has reopened several facilities for impacted families with priority being given to healthcare and essential employees. Space is limited based on each location's capacity. INFO: bgcmp.org/updates

Children's Action Alliance
Children’s Action Alliance is a non-profit, non-partisan research, education and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting the well-being of Arizona’s children and families. They provide information and referrals designed the meet the needs of children and families. (602) 266-0707. INFO: azchildren.org

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For Individual Artists (DELETE)

The Actors Fund
The Actors Fund offers emergency financial assistance that helps artists in the performing arts and entertainment field in need. INFO: actorsfund.org​

Artist Relief
This group support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States. Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19. INFO: https://www.artistrelief.org/

The Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
This fund is intended to help those pursuing careers as artists or arts administrators whose income has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This fund is for those who self-identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). Google (DOC)

CERF+ Artist Relief Grants
CERF+ was started by artists for artists in the community as a grassroots mutual aid effort. In light of the anticipated volume of requests for assistance, for the time-being, CERF+ 's emergency relief grants related to COVID-19 will focus on those infected with the virus that require intensive medical care. INFO: cerfplus.org/get-relief/apply-for-help

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources
This list is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. This includes, but is not limited to, actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage managers, musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, craft artists, teaching artists, dancers, writers & playwrights, photographers, etc. INFO: covid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com

Emergency Relief Fund for Arizona Artists and Arts Professionals
Provides provide emergency relief grants of $500–$1,500 to artists and arts professionals experiencing cancelled events and residencies or terminated contracts due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. INFO: azarts.gov/grant/emergency-relief-fund

Foundation of Contemporary Arts Artist Relief Fund
Open to U.S.-based artists who've fallen on hard times because of the coronavirus outbreak. If you've had a performance or show canceled because of COVID-19, apply.

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund 
For musicians or music industry workers who lost 50% of your income, you're eligible to apply to this fund.

Musicians Foundation Fund 
For United States-based musicians who've been active for the past five years are eligible to apply for a microgrant. Keep in mind, this fund also asks for paperwork proving that most of your income has come from your work as a musician. We're also not sure how they define a "professional musician" but there is an email on the page where you can inquire for more information.

PEN American Writer's Emergency Fund 
For professional (published or produced) writers and editors who are in acute financial crisis. PEN America writes on their site that they'll be updating with more critical information on March 25.

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Student Loan Resources (delete)

Federal Student Aid Office of the U.S. Department of Education
Learn more about how the new CARES Act has provided broad relief to federal student loan borrowers including automatic forbearance and 0% interest on student loans through Sept. 30, 2020. INFO: studentaid.gov/announcements-events/coronavirus

The Institute of Student Loan Advisors (TISLA)
TISLA was created to ensure that all consumers have access to fair, free, student loan advice and dispute resolution. INFO: freestudentloanadvice.org

Student Aid Pandemic
Student Aid Pandemic provides up to the minute student guidance on student loans and financial aid during the COVID-19 pandemic. All services are free and no registration is required. INFO: studentaidpandemic.org

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Travel (DELETE)

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
Travelers are also strongly encouraged to enroll in the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts and make it easier to locate them in an emergency. INFO: step.state.gov/step

State Department Travel Advisories
The State Department has created a 24-hour public hotline for Americans abroad who are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. For callers in the U.S. and Canada, the number is (888) 407-4747. For those dialing from overseas, the number is (202) 501-4444. INFO: travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html

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Arts Organizations (Delete, delete non green)

Arizona COVID-19 Community Response Fund
The Arizona COVID-19 Community Response Fund was established by the Arizona Community Foundation and is receiving support from individuals, corporations, and foundations from across the state. The fund provides immediate relief to nonprofit organizations in Arizona facing an increased demand for services from clients and communities as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. INFO: azfoundation.org/GrantsLoans/CurrentGrantOpportunities.aspx

ArtsReady is an online emergency preparedness service by and for arts/cultural nonprofits, provides arts organizations with customized business continuity plans for post-crisis sustainability. ArtsReady has information on the Coronavirus and how arts and culture organizations can best prepare during this time. INFO: artsready.org

CARES Act: How to Apply for Nonprofit Relief Funds
Independent Sector has teamed with Washington Council Ernst & Young, a DC-based lobbying firm to aid nonprofit organizations to determine how organizations can file for assistance. INFO: independentsector.org/resource/caresact

COVID-19 Economic Impact Study
The survey from Americans for the Arts will capture a broad spectrum of data and stories that will collect how the arts and culture workers triumphed and survived this crisis as well as the effect of the outbreak on operations through cancelled events, lost wages, and additional expenses. INFO: surveys.americansforthearts.org/s3/CoronavirusImpactSurvey

NEA CARES Act Grants for Nonprofit Arts Organizations
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will make one-time grants to eligible nonprofit organizations. Grants will be made either to organizations for their own operations, or to designated local arts agencies for subgranting programs to eligible nonprofit organizations. The deadline to apply directly to the NEA is April 22, 2020 with the earliest announcement of grant award by June 30. INFO. arts.gov/grants-organizations/CARES/grant-program-description

The Nonprofit Finance Fund: COVID-19 Tools and Resources for Nonprofits
This toolkit is for nonprofits struggling to stay afloat during this time. Resources include links on how to secure funding, write grants and more.

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Reopening Plans for Art Venues

Arizona Opera. The Arizona Opera reopened its facilities in October. The organization presented one-hour concerts for 75 people on the first Fridays of the month in October and November 2020 in the plaza outside of the Arizona Opera center at 1636 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004. The organization’s facility is currently open for business to its staff and subtenant the Arizona Theatre Company. Contact: Joann Serra, jserra@azopera.org, (602) 266-7464. Arizona Opera Reopening Guide 2020 (PDF)

Ballet Arizona. Ballet Arizona reopened its facilities in September. This fall, the company presented one-hour performances for 75 people inside the organization’s Dorrance Theatre at 2835 East Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034. The theatre has capacity for 299 audience members. The organization’s facility is currently open for business to its staff, dancers, and volunteers. Contact: Michael Panvini, mpanvini@balletaz.org, (602) 381-1096. Ballet Arizona Reopening Guide 2020 (PDF)

Children’s Museum of Phoenix. The Children’s Museum of Phoenix reopened its programming outdoors in October at 215 North 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034. The museum’s indoor exhibits will be remained closed until further notice. The organization’s facility is currently open for business to its staff and volunteers. Contact: Betsy Ferman, bferman@childmusephx.org, (602) 253-0501. Childrens Museum Reopening Guide 2020 (PDF)

Herberger Theater Center. The Herberger Theater Center was granted permission, with the proper permits to open an outdoor stage at its site at 222 East Monroe Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004. The outdoor venue has a capacity for 167 audience members in socially distanced seating. Performances began in November and will run through the spring. The organization’s facility is currently open for business to its staff and volunteers. Contact: Mark Mettes, mmettes@herbergertheater.org, (602) 252-8497. Herberger Theater Reopening Guide 2020 (PDF)

Phoenix Art Museum. The Phoenix Art Museum reopened its exhibits to the public with limited capacity and reduced hours this fall at 1625 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004. The organization’s facility is currently open for business to its staff, volunteers, and the public. Contact: Steve Oberhansly, steve.oberhansly@phxart.org, (602) 257-1880. Phoenix Art Museum Reopening Guide 2020 (PDF)

The Phoenix Theatre Company. The Phoenix Theatre Company was granted permission, with the proper permits to open an outdoor stage in the Central United Methodist Church's courtyard at 1875 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004. The outdoor venue has a capacity for 254 audience members in socially distanced seating. Performances began in October and will run through the spring. The organization’s main facility at 1825 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004, is currently open for business to its staff. Contact: Elizabeth Caruana, e.caruana@phoenixtheatre.com, (602) 254-2151. Phoenix Theatre Company Reopening Guide 2020 (PDF)

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COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Relief for Phoenix Residents
City of Phoenix residents will be eligible to apply and receive assistance for rent or mortgage, water bills, and electricity bills. Can pay: Utility bills (electric, gas, and City Services Bill), rent, or mortgage, for City of Phoenix households financially impacted by COVID-19. Eligible households may receive one-time assistance with utility, rent or mortgage obligations for charges incurred March 1, 2020 through December 30, 2020.

Grant Amount: Utility bills (electric $300 and gas $300); City of Phoenix Water bills $300; Rent or Mortgage payments $3,300. Households in subsidized housing must have a rental obligation to qualify for rental assistance. The full payment amount listed above will be made on behalf of each eligible household assisted as applicable. Eligibilty criteria: Households must be City of Phoenix residents and financially impacted by the COVID19 national pandemic. A household may be assisted with a one-time assistance with utility, rent or mortgage obligations through December 30, 2020. Only charges incurred after March 1, 2020 are eligible for payment.

To apply, contact any of the participating agencies listed in the Phoenix CARES Act (PDF).



Phoenix Accepting Grant Applications to Help Small Businesses!

There are grants available for Phoenix businesses financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. See below for details. Ver en español.  

  • Small Business Relief Grant awards up to $10k to small businesses experiencing economic distress and sudden loss of revenue. Apply now.

  • Microbusiness Resiliency Grant awards up to $5k for solo practitioners, entrepreneurs and microbusiness of fewer than 5 employees. Apply now.

    The grant application process is simple. But if you have questions or need assistance filling it out, please contact the Arizona Community Foundation at 602-381-1400 or the Community and Economic Development Department at 602-262-5040. Staff is on hand and ready to assist you.  There is no charge or fee for this service.



  • Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance
    The SBA has streamlined its Disaster Assistance Loan Application. Capped at $15,000, companies can apply for emergency loans and small business assistance at the SBA Disaster Assistance Loans Portal. INFO: covid19relief.sba.gov. The SBA can be reached by phone at (800) 659-2955 or email. The city created a roadmap (PDF) (Ver guía en español) and a short video (Ver video en español) to help walk businesses through the SBA application.


    Small Business Relief Grants: Applications will be accepted for up to $10,000 to assist eligible Phoenix small businesses experiencing economic distress and sudden loss of revenue. For more details, check out our flyer (PDF). Ver en español (PDF).

    Phoenix Microbusiness Resiliency Grants: Microbusinesses, solo practitioners, and entrepreneurs with fewer than five employees may be eligible to apply for $5,000. Check out the flyer (PDF) to learn more. Ver en español (PDF).

    Phoenix Restaurant Restart Resiliency Grants: Apply for up to $10,000 to help with costs to reopen eligible restaurants and mobile food service businesses in Phoenix. View the flyer (PDF) for details. Ver en español (PDF).