Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources

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We're in this together! Looking for help? Check out these additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to the Coronavirus COVID-19 health emergency. ​​​​We will continue to update this page with new information when confirmed. Please call BEFORE visiting any listed location to verify current hours of operation. Plus, check out Seniors Hours at Local Stores.

Check out the new Residential Grants section about COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Relief for Phoenix Residents.

Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call (602) 262-3111 or e-mail​. ​​​​​​​​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 July 9, 2021. See Disclaimer on this page for further information.

For Job Seekers and Laid-Off ​Workers

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)

AZ Department of Economic Security Services Related to COVID-19

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:

ASU Career Resources
Offers interviewing, resume development, resume samples, career search strategies. INFO:

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

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: Resume Writing Guide
Offers resume, cover letter assistance, resume basics and resume samples. INFO:

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For Busines​ses


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     

For Employers Facing Furloughs and Layoffs or Seeking Additional Workforce

Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES)
ADES 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 that provides an alternative for employers faced with a reduction in force by allowing businesses to divide available work or hours among affected employees in lieu of layoffs while allowing employees to receive a portion of Unemployment Insurance benefits while working reduced hours. 

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 and scroll down to "For Employers" or call (602) 256-3147 or email  

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. 

Small Business Financial Aid

APS is waiving late fees and offering payment plans for business customers. Visit the website or call (602) 371-7171.

Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA)
ASBA and the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry have launched the CARES Act Readiness Program for Small Businesses. This free online training program for small business owners gives both novice and experienced borrowers individualized support to navigate the CARES Act and access relief funds to sustain their business.

Phoenix, Better Business Bureau and GoDaddy Partner on No Interest Microloan Program ($1,000-$15,000)
Microbusinesses can apply for no interest loans through Phoenix Kiva, a partnership of the City of Phoenix, Better Business Bureau and GoDaddy. This program offers loans from $1,000 to $15,000 with zero interest. Kiva Phoenix is a personal, micro-lending platform enabling microbusinesses to access crowd-funded loans to boost business or get back on track with the recovering economy. Kiva Phoenix is administered by the BBB.

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.

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 Shuttered Venue Operators Grant​
Applications are now being accepted for the U.S. Small Business Administration's Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) to provide relief to live venue operators or promoters, theatrical producers, live performing arts organization operators, museums operators, motion picture theatre operators, and talent representatives. Details on eligibility, requirements, and more are available at Shuttered Venue Operators Grants Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS). ​

SBA Paycheck Protection Program
The US Small Business Administration has re-opened the Paycheck Protection Program. Visit the Arizona District's website for more information. Be sure to scroll down the page for a list of Paycheck Protection Program Lenders in Arizona (in the “From Our Office" section) and the Lender Match tool (in the “Connect and Stay Informed" section).

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: The SBA can be reached by phone at (800) 659-2955 or email

U.S. Treasury Department:​Employer Tax Credits for Employers Providing Paid Leave Related to COVID-19 (PDF)
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) allows employers with fewer than 500 employees to claim refundable tax credits for the cost of providing paid sick and family leave to employees due to COVID-19. The ARP tax credits are available to eligible employers that pay sick and family leave for leave from April 1, 2021, through September 30, 2021. Self-employed individuals may claim comparable tax credits. More details are available on the Internal Revenue Service’s website​.


Other Business Support

Find solutions, ideas and assistance for local businesses needing to overcome COVID-19 pandemic challenges. INFO: 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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Residential Grants

Shelter-in-Place Program
The Neighborhood Services Department is partnering with FSL Real Estate Services and Habitat for Humanity to provide sheltering in place housing repair services to low-and-moderate Phoenix residents impacted by the coronavirus. The Shelter-in-Place Program works to correct structural health and safety hazards that would allow residents to safely social distance from their place of employment or in-person classroom for parents with school aged children to prevent the spread of the virus. Applicants must meet income eligibility requirements. Residents with questions about the Shelter-in-Place Program are encouraged to contact one of the following agencies:

  • FSL Real Estate Services at (602) 297-1855 or

  • Habitat for Humanity at (602) 268-9022 ext. 224

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.

Unfortunately, due to the high demand for assistance, applications for this program are no longer being accepted. Please continue to check this page. If additional resources are made available in the near future, this page will be updated with those resources.

Utilities Disconnection and Late Payment Fees Moratorium for Phoenix Residents
Salt River Project (SRP), Arizona Public Service (APS) and Southwest Gas have a motatorium halting disconnections and late payment fees for all customers. The moratorium began on March 16 and have been extended through September to help those experiencing hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. More information is available on the SRPAPS and Southwest Gas websites. 

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Food Assistance Grants

Funds to Feed Schools Launched by LISC Phoenix, applications open August 10
The City of Phoenix has contracted with LISC Phoenix to offer grants that support school districts within Phoenix who serve food to Covid-19 impacted families. Schools serve an important role in feeding and nourishing communities and children across Phoenix. During the Covid-19 pandemic, communities, families, and children have lost a direct source of food access.

Through the Funds to Feed Schools Grant school districts can apply for additional funding to help support the critical service of food distribution to families and children in Phoenix. A total of $350,000 has been allocated for grants to school districts. These awards will be for $50,000 to $100,000 based on needs of the proposed project and capacity of the applicant. The Funds to Feed School District grant application is open now and closes Friday, August 21 at noon. 

Funds to Feed launched by LISC Phoenix.
The goals of the Funds to Feed Grant is to meet the federal and city of Phoenix guidelines of providing food to needy families, while simultaneously providing funding support for important programs that support thriving futures. Through this effort, the city of Phoenix has contracted with LISC Phoenix to offer grants that support community and grassroots organizations, nonprofits and health centers that serve healthy, culturally specific food to Phoenix residents heavily impacted by Covid-19. A separate application will be announced for school districts. Grant details and the application are available at

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For Non-Profits/Arts Organizations

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:

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:

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:

CARES Act: How to Apply for Nonprofit Relief Funds
Now that the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act has been signed into law, Independent Sector has teamed with Washington Council Ernst & Young, a DC-based lobbying firm, to aid nonprofit organizations scrambling to determine how the act will apply to their organizations and how to proceed with filing for assistance. INFO:

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:

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.

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.

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.g​​ov/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 of up to $2 mil​lion that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. INFO:

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​COVID-19 Information

Find Testing Locations.

Individuals should work with their healthcare provider about testing. If you are an AHCCCS member who is experiencing flu-like symptoms, please call the 24-hour Nurse Line for your health plan (listed below):

24-Hour Nurse Line Numbers by Health Plan
1-866-534-5963  Arizona Complete Health (ACC & RBHA)
1-888-747-7990  Banner (ACC & LTC)  
1-800-746-3163  Care1st 
1-800-201-1795   CMDP 
1-844-770-9500  DDD AIHP 
1-855-458-0622  Health Choice Arizona (ACC & RBHA) 
1-800-424-5891   Magellan
1-800-624-3879  Mercy Care (ACC & LTC)
1-800-564-5465  Mercy Care (RBHA) 
1-877-440-0255  UnitedHealthcare (ACC & LTC)

COVID-19 Tracker
See up-to-date tracking and reporting information. INFO:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
How to prepare and protect yourself, what to do if you're sick and more. INFO:

Commercial Testing
LabCorp COVID-19 Testing (PDF)
SonoraQuest COVID-19 Testing

Coronavirus Guidelines for America
Frequently asked questions about COVID-19. INFO:

Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Information for workers and employers about COVID-19 from the U.S. Department of Labor.

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​Vaccine Fact Sheet

Download information about the currently approved vaccines.
Vaccine Fact Sheet - English (PDF)
Vaccine Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF)
Vaccine Fact Sheet- Chinese (PDF)

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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:

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 following website: INFO:​

Arizona Commodity Senior Food Program
The Arizona Commodity Senior Food Program (CSFP) is a federal funded food distribution program that provides a once a month food package to people 60 years of age or older. INFO:​​​

Desert Mission Food Bank
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 9229 N. Fourth St. Phoenix, AZ 85020. Desert Mission Food Bank offers free emergency, senior food bo​xes (and infants). Proof of address and ID is required. INFO:

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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:

Kids Cafe at 10 Phoenix Public Libraries

Children ages 0-18 can enjoy a free, healthy meal at select Phoenix Public Library locations at the following locations for pickup breakfast and lunch during Curbside Service. Meals are provided by the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance. 

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Family or Individual Meals

Andre House Dinner Service
Hours: Dinner (Saturday through Thursday 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.) Dinner service for individuals experiencing homelessness. Meals will be delivered in To-Go containers. 213 S. 11th Ave., Phoenix, 85007. (602) 255-0580. INFO:

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:

Harvest Compassion Center
Harvest Compassion Center offers families free groceries, hygiene items, clothing and baby items. The location in north Phoenix is open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The Maryvale location is open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from :00 a.m. –11:30 a.m. They are also looking for donations and volunteers under the age of 65. INFO:

Hope for Hunger Food Bank
Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.  Noon. 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:

Interfaith Cooperative Ministries
ICM 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.

Neighborhood Ministries Inc.
Serves meals to families only. Provides hot meals. Fridays 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Walk-ins served. No referral required. Photo ID and proof of address. 1918 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix, 85009. (602) 252-5225. INFO:

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 toilet paper, feminine products, food and other things that seem to be sparse right now. INFO:

Southwest Human Development
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Southwest Human Development is offering free, grab-and-go meals through the end of school closures for families with children. Drive-through and receive breakfast and lunch all in one bag to go. INFO:​

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:

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Food Pantries

Living Streams Church Food Pantry
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Walk-ins served. No referral required. Please bring in a photo ID. 7000 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 85020. (602) 957-7500. INFO:

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Nutrition Assistance

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:

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Affordable Housing

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

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:

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Emergency Rent, Utility, or Eviction

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

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 INFO:

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:

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Parenting Resources

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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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:

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:

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Other Help

Anxiety and Stress Management Tips from the CDC

Children's Action Alliance
Provides a helpful resource guide for immigrants and their families during COVID-19. The resource guide is available in English and Spanish. INFO: Download PDF

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

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:

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 is a partner in health and aging to older adults, one of the most-at-risk populations of the COVID-19 virus," Shelly Everson, Duet PR and marketing coordinator said. Duet Arizona offers services in Phoenix, Fountain Hills, Glendale, Paradise Valley, Peoria and Scottsdale. INFO:
Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs that help people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. INFO:

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:

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:

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:

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.

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:

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

Mountain Park Health Center
List of community resources for the community. INFO:

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.

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For Individual Artists

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

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:

The Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency FundThis 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 GrantsCERF+ 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:

COVID-19 Freelance Artist ResourcesThis 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:

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:

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

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:

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:

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:

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More Resources Websites

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

Pets and COVID-19
Families include those members of the four-legged variety. Naturally, safeguarding them is important. INFO: CDC - Animals​ and American Veterinary Medical Association​ 

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:

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Information 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.

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Features virtual and on-site volunteer opportunities to aid communities impacted by COVID-19. From sewing face masks, writing letters to seniors and much more. INFO:

Small Businesses Need Us
Use your professional expertise to help save small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. INFO:

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Seniors Hours at Local Stores

Hours confirmed on June 29, 2020 Please contact your store directly with questions..

AJ’s Fine Foods
AJ’s Fine Foods will open from 5:30 – 6:00 a.m. on Wednesdays for senior shoppers, aged 65 and older, who must present government identification at the store entrance. A single caretaker is allowed to shop on behalf of the individual for whom he/she cares. To find your nearest AJ’s: INFO:

Albertsons will open from 6:00 – 9:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for senior shoppers and shoppers with “underlying health concerns.” To find your nearest Albertsons:

Bashas’ will open from 5:00– 6:00 a.m. on Wednesdays for senior shoppers, aged 65 and older, who must present government identification at the store entrance. A single caretaker is allowed to shop on behalf of the individual for whom he/she cares. To find your nearest Bashas: INFO: 

Food City
Food City will open from 5:00 – 6:00 a.m. on Wednesdays for senior shoppers, aged 65 and older, who must present government identification at the store entrance. A single caretaker is allowed to shop on behalf of the individual for whom he/she cares. Find your nearest store: INFO:

Safeway will open from 6:00 – 9:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for senior shoppers and shoppers with “underlying health concerns.” To find your nearest Safeway:

Target will reserve the first shopping hour from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for senior shoppers and shoppers with “underlying health concerns.” To find your nearest Target: INFO:

Walmart will open an hour early on Tuesdays for senior shoppers 60 years old or older. This senior hour will last from 6:00 – 7:00 a.m. each Tuesday. To find your nearest Walmart:

Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market will open an hour early every day for senior shoppers 60 years old or older. This senior hour will vary based on each location’s normal hours. To find your nearest Whole Foods Market: INFO:

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Alhambra Elementary Unified School District
The district will distribute sack breakfasts and lunches from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at all Alhambra schools Monday through Fridays while closed. The district said it has 25 locations where meals will be distributed. INFO:

Balsz Elementary School District
Balsz School District will distribute sack breakfasts and lunches from 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Tillman Middle School, 4309 E. Belleview St. (off of 44th St.), starting Tuesday, March 17. INFO:

Cartwright School District
The Cartwright School District will be providing breakfast and lunch for free to any individual under the age of 18 starting March 17, 2020. The meals will be served in a "grab-and-go" method to allow for faster service. INFO:

Creighton Elementary School District
Creighton Elementary School District will be offering free breakfast and lunch to all children 18 years and younger on a grab and go basis. Families can drive or walk-up to the outside of all 8 of our school front offices to grab both meals at once between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.. Adult meals can be purchased for $1 for breakfast and $2 for lunch. No paperwork is required and meals are to be consumed off-site. INFO:

Deer Valley Unified School District
DVUSD will offer free grab-and-go school breakfasts and lunches to children ages 18 and under in our community beginning Monday, March 23. Meals will be distributed from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monday – Friday at DVUSD school and community locations. INFO:

Fowler Elementary School District
Fowler Elementary is delivering breakfast and lunch to various bus stops. INFO:

Kyrene School District
The Kyrene School District said they will be providing bagged meals for any child 18 years old and under beginning Tuesday, March 17 at various pick-up locations. Follow link for locations. Each bag will include a cold breakfast and lunch. Please call (480) 541-1660 or email with any questions. INFO:

Laveen Elementary School District
LESD is providing free breakfast and lunch to all children between the ages of one and 18 on a grab & go basis. Families may stop by any of our schools (except Vista) between the hours of 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. for breakfast and 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for lunch. Children must be present to take a meal. Adult meals are not available. Families do not need to register for meals and there are no income requirements. INFO:

Murphy Elementary School District
Beginning, Tuesday, March 17 and until further notice, the Murphy Elementary School District will be utilizing a curb side meal service for our students and community. We will be offering breakfast and lunch to all children 18 years old and younger. Families may stop by their local school between 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. for breakfast and 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for lunch. Adult meals are available at $2.00 each. INFO:

Osborn School District
The district will serve meals to students starting March 17th and is still finalizing details. INFO:

Pendergast Elementary School District
All twelve school sites within the district are providing a grab and go breakfast and lunch meal. The sites will be open from 8:30 a.m. to Noon for the grab and go meals at the entrances of each of our cafeterias. Breakfast and lunch will be handed out during these hours.

In addition, our Food Service and Transportation Departments will be collaborating and distributing meals via specified bus routes within each of our school campus communities. The mobile routes will begin at 10:30 a.m., with specific route locations and times. INFO:

Phoenix Union Elementary School District
Meals are being served from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. each weekday at Magnet Traditional and Garfield schools. Pickup will also begin Thursday, the 19th at Dunbar School. INFO:

Phoenix Union High School District
All PXU school cafeterias will open from 10:00 a.m. – Noon to serve food to any individual 18 years old or younger. INFO:

Tolleson Elementary School District
TESD is offering meals Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. They also have Saturday options. INFO:

Tolleson Union High School District
Tolleson Union High School District is partnering with the Elementary Districts to distribute meals to all children. Meal service for all children 18 years old and younger, will begin on Wednesday, March 18. INFO:

Washington Elementary School District
The WESD will provide free breakfast and lunch from 10:30 a.m. – noon March 23 – 27 at 13 sites. Meals will be available by drive-thru or pick up. Children can pick up one sack lunch for that afternoon and one sack breakfast for the following day. All children Follow link for pick up locations. INFO:

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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,, (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,, (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,, (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,, (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,, (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,, (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: 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).