COVID-19 Business Resources

This page provides a list of resources available to help small businesses during these uncertain times. We will update as we receive information.

Updated: 5/15/2020

Pima County Guidelines for Reopening
Proclamation of the Pima County Board of Supervisors establishing guidelines for reopening of certain businesses and activities.

Tucson Resiliency Fund
For small businesses, sole proprietors, 1099 contractors, and 501 (C)(3) non profit organizations whose place of business is within the Tucson City Limits.

SMBA Webinar: Getting Back to Business
Hear from Zach Yentzer, host of the Tipping Point on AM 1030 KVOI The Voice, about the most up to date guidelines from the Governor, the County, and the City of Tucson

SMBA Ecommerce Webinar with Andrew Youderian, eCommerce Expert
Learn the eCommerce fundamentals, discuss how to think about pivoting to online sales and answer your questions about selling online.
Hosted by the Sunshine Mile Business Association
April 17th, 2020 at 1:00pm

ADHS Guidelines For Retail Businesses And Customers
Guidelines from Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services for retail businesses resuming partial operations starting May 4th.

ADHS Guidelines for Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Barbers, and Cosmetologists
Guidance for the partial reopening of the food and cosmetology industries.

Economic Injury Disaster Loans
The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.

Paycheck Protection Program
An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus crisis.

Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act (PDF)
This guide provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA)

City of Tucson – Economics Initiatives Office

Small Business Assistance Hotline
A service by City of Tucson. The Small Business Assistance Line 837-4100 is available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Assistance is available in both English and Spanish.

SBA lenders in Arizona (PDF)
A list of active SBA lenders in Arizona. Updated as of January 2020.

Information about the CARES Act (PDF)
Prepared by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. A guide to the Coronavirus Emergency Loans

SBA 3-Step Process: Disaster Loans (PDF)
Published by the Small Business Association. SBA disaster loans offer an affordable way for individuals and businesses to recover from declared disasters.

Disaster Loan Presentation by SBA (PDF)
A power point about the U.S. Small Business Administration offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The CARES Act: Full Document
The complete H.R. 748 stimulus bill.

ConnectTucson Webinars
Weekly webinars on Mondays at 3pm discussing resources and guidance for navigating COVID-19.
Watch: March 23rd, 2020 (YouTube)
Watch: March 30th, 2020 (YouTube)
Watch: April 6th, 2020 (YouTube)
Watch: April 13th, 2020 (Youtube)
Watch: April 20th, 2020 (Youtube)
Watch: April 27th, 2020 (Youtube)
Watch: May 4th, 2020 (Youtube)
Watch: May 11th, 2020 (Youtube)

For Churches and Non-Profits
A step by step guide to getting CARES Act assistance.

Local First Arizona’s Small Business Relief Fund
A fund to provide mini-grants to Arizona’s smallest, locally owned, independent enterprises. Apply for assistance or make a donation to help local micro-entrepreneurs.

For Retail and Local Makers: Tucson Shops Tucson
A new curated marketplace of local companies giving the ability to support local entrepreneurs during this difficult economic moment.
Shop or Apply to Become a Vendor.

Employment Opportunities
A list of Arizona employers with immediate openings