The City of Phoenix is offering grants of up to $5,000* to local microbusinesses, solo practitioners, and entrepreneurs experiencing economic distress and sudden loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A variety of microbusinesses are eligible to apply for the Phoenix Microbusiness/Solo Practitioners/Entrepreneurs Resiliency Grant.
Microbusiness owners, solo practitioners, entrepreneurs, independent operators, and startups are eligible, even when the business is home-based, or its workplace is inside another business, such as a booth rental in a hair salon, or in a coworking space.
Grants may be used to cover costs of operations, supplies and materials, or rehiring employees. No repayment is necessary for grants. Grant funds must be used by November 1, 2020.
*While funding is available; applying for a grant does not guarantee funds will be awarded. Program administered by the Arizona Community Foundation.
To qualify, microbusinesses/solo practitioners/entrepreneurs must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Currently operate a physical/mobile location in the city of Phoenix.
- The location must have been open in Phoenix since January 1, 2019.
- Have experienced a gross sales decline of at least 25% as a result of COVID-19 in March and April of 2020, when compared to March and April of 2019.
- No more than five (5) employees as of March 1, 2020.
- No more than $1 million in gross total sales between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.
- Ability to share the financial impact of this grant on their business.
- Not have previously been awarded funds from the Phoenix Small Business Relief Grant Program or any City of Phoenix Resiliency Grant.
For complete details and to apply, click here.