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$10K COVID-19 Relief Grant Now Available for Phoenix Small Businesseshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/1134Community and Economic Development4/14/2020 2:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1134/Newsroom_CED_0055.jpg$10K COVID-19 Relief Grant Now Available for Phoenix Small Businesses<div class="ExternalClassECFAA555FDFF41F9BC3FE25322879369"><html> <div>​There is a new $10,000 grant to help with financial relief for small and very small businesses. Companies located within the city of Phoenix can apply for a Small Business Relief Grant of up to $10,000 from the Phoenix IDA in coordination with the City of Phoenix.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>“Small business owners are hurting, and we’re offering assistance to businesses to keep employees working and meet basic operating needs,” said Juan Salgado, CEO of the Phoenix IDA. “Small businesses are the backbone of the Phoenix economy, and that’s why we’re investing in our local market.”<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>A fund of approximately $2 million is available which is enough money for about 200 grants. The Arizona Community Foundation will administer the program on behalf of the Phoenix IDA and city of Phoenix. The Phoenix IDA is a nonprofit public financing organization with a mission to provide access to capital to support community development. The Phoenix IDA focuses on helping fund development impacting vulnerable and underserved communities. This is one facet of its broad community development mission.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>“Phoenix needs our small businesses to survive COVID-19, and these grants are one of the many tools the city is putting forward to help,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “For a small business, a $10,000 grant can make a big difference. We hope these grants can be a lifeline for the small businesses that, for so long, have served as the backbone of our economy.”</div> <div> <br></div> <div>“It’s heartbreaking to listen to the stories of the pain people are enduring. The Phoenix IDA expended tremendous effort in making this assistance possible,” said Salgado. “We have a good working relationship with the Arizona Community Foundation, and are excited about serving our neighbors together.”</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>These community impact investment grants are offered to small for-profit businesses to keep employees on payroll and meet the necessary operating costs. The grants are being provided only for Phoenix-based enterprises. With the initial $2 million pool, approximately 200 grants can be offered. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The grants are targeted for small businesses located within or on a street bounding economically-challenged Census tracts in Phoenix. The Arizona Community Foundation has a map on its grant application website (AZFoundation.org/SmallBusinessRelief). Businesses in these areas often face the greatest challenges in seeking access to credit and capital. Where a Census tract divides a street, businesses on both sides of the street are eligible to apply.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Small businesses constitute a significant component of the 18,000 businesses based in Phoenix. More than 71 percent of the city’s businesses have fewer than 25 employees.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>“Part of the Phoenix IDA mission is to find ways to help our business community when it’s challenging to obtain capital. This grant program is our small contribution to an economic resurgence in the city,” said Salgado.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Phoenix places a special emphasis on helping small businesses grow and succeed in all economic conditions. The Phoenix Community and Economic Development team works with companies large and small to help navigate regulations, expand, and provide assistance for recruiting, hiring, training, and retaining workforce. CED helps businesses with employee outplacement when layoffs are necessary.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Phoenix does not charge for these services.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The Phoenix IDA pursues investment opportunities resulting in job creation, business retention and expansion of homeownership. It is for this mission the entrepreneurial nonprofit organization is funding the grant program.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>To qualify for a grant, a business must meet five requirements:</div> <div> <ul> <li>Opened for business within the city of Phoenix before January 1, 2019</li> <li>Be located in a low-income census tract or on a street bounding a low-income census tract<br></li> <li>Gross total sales declined 25 percent or more between February and March 2019 and February and March 2020.<br></li> <li>No more than 25 employees on February 1, 2020</li> <li>Gross total sales during calendar 2019 were under $3 million</li> </ul> </div> <div>Businesses will need to submit proof of requirement-compliance. Preference is given to businesses owned by veterans, underrepresented groups, and located in economically distressed areas of the city.<br><br></div> <div>The Arizona Community Foundation, which is administering the grant program for Phoenix and the Phoenix IDA, values innovation, and its function with this grant program is part of its mission to encourage new ideas and pioneering practices that achieve community good.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>For more information on how to apply, visit <a target="_blank" href="https://AZFoundation.org/SmallBusinessRelief">AZFoundation.org/SmallBusinessRelief</a>.<br></div> <p> <br> </p> <div>Contacts:</div> <div>Christa Severns, Communications Director, Phoenix IDA. 602-499-5390</div> <div>Eric Jay Toll, Communications Manager, Phoenix Community and Economic Development. 602-617-3797<br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNewscedgraphic, logo for the grant programCED#covd-19 #smallbusiness #grants #loans #assistance #phoenix #econdev #phoenixidaeconomic development, covid-19, small business grants, phoenix ida, grants, loans, small business resourcesEric Jay Toll602-617-3797eric.toll@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/52/Eric_Toll.jpgPHXEconDev

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security11/23/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass2D948EBD491F49C48367073A5D934B4E"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399" target="_blank">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Learn more.</a> <br></p> <h3>Phoenix Requires Face Coverings; Frequently Asked Questions</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1353" target="_blank">Face masks are still required in the City of Phoenix. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a href="/resources" target="_blank">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3> <p> <a href="/COVIDrelief" target="_blank">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Special Events More Than 50 People </h3> <p> <a href="/citymanager/specialevent" target="_blank">Help slow the spread of COVID-19! Download application to host a Special Event of more than 50 people in Phoenix. Learn more.</a> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security11/23/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events<div class="ExternalClass8B2C4B829627498E96C9576008624197"><html> <p>Community partners are holding free COVID-19 testing sites on select dates. Pre-registration is required. Free to all community members. Mobile Testing Van Locations are listed below.<span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">​​</span></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><strong></strong><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561"><strong>Related:</strong> Find information related to the COVID-19 virus and City of Phoenix, including testing, resources, and city impacts. <strong>Visit the information page.</strong></a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><h2 style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van</span></h2><p style="text-align:center;">Free testing for everyone. The Mobile Testing Van offers viral and antibody tests with <strong>rapid results within 15 minutes</strong>. Testing is limited. Appointments required.<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1455"> Read about the City of Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van</a>.</p><div><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><h3>Monday, November 23, 2020</h3><p>Maryvale Community Center<br>4420 N. 51st Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85031<br>Council District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, November 24, 2020</h3><p>Saguaro Library<br>2808 N. 46th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008<br>Council Districts 6 & 8<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Monday, November 30, 2020</h3><p>Travis Williams Family Services Center<br>4732 S. Central Ave.Phoenix, AZ 85040<br>Council District 7<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, December 1, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food & Drug Stores<br>4230 W. McDowell Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85009<br>Council District 4<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, December 3, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food & Drug Stores<br>1815 W. Glendale Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021<br>Council District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, December 4, 2020</h3><p>Conchos Elementary School<br>1718 W. Vineyard Rd.Phoenix, AZ 85041<br>Council District 8<br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p> </p><h2 style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">Drive-Thru Testing Sites</span></h2><h3>Saturday, November 28</h3><p>Trevor Browne High School<br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointment encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/</a></p><h3><br>Saturday, December 5</h3><p>North High School<br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointment encouraged at ​<a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/</a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>   </p><h4>Media Contact</h4><p>Tamra Ingersoll<br>Cell: (602) 376-3981<br>Email <a target="_blank" href="mailto:tamra.ingersoll@phoenix.gov">tamra.ingersoll@phoenix.gov</a></p></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix.gov is Now Available in More Than 100 Languageshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/phxtv/1633PHXTV11/20/2020 2:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/IpfitWtjZgAPhoenix.gov is Now Available in More Than 100 Languages<div class="ExternalClass0E20E6CDAEBD439EBCA3C333C7F1DB04"><html> <p> Phoenix.gov is your gateway to the programs and services that make our city a great place to be… along with important information you need during these times. And now, phoenix dot gov is available in more than 100 languages… From traditional Chinese, French and Spanish… to Sudanese, Portuguese and Arabic. Just click the “translate” button in the upper right corner… and select your language. It’s so easy. Tell a friend or family member who may need this resource! Just go to phoenix dot gov and click “translate”… you’ll find a world of information waiting for you! ​ <br>   <br> You can also view the video attached to this story in spanish by clicking here: <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a target="_blank" href="https://youtu.be/81LOQOgVVUI">https://youtu.be/81LOQOgVVUI​​</a><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> </p> <br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/phxtvVideo

 

 

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