COVID-19 Business Resources

In an effort to share the latest information available regarding COVID-19 – specifically to items of interest to our business community – the City of Apache Junction has compiled a list of resources.

HELPFUL RESOURCES:

Payroll Protection Program - January 2021 - SBA, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, opened the Paycheck Protection Program loan portal on Monday, January 11, 2021. Visit the SBA website for additional program information.

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program

Guide to Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Loans (US Chamber, December 22, 2020) - Guide to what small businesses need to know about the new pandemic relief package, changes to PPP and more.

US Chamber Guide for Emergency Loans

New Market Tax Credit Maps - Certain loan programs are geared to assist businesses located in designated New Market Tax Credit areas.  Find out if the address of your business may qualify if located in one of these zones.

New Market Tax Credit Mapping Tool

Temporary Local Allowances for Additional Restaurant Seating & Business Signage (City Council Resolution 20-22)

Resolution No. 20-22

Temporary Restaurant Outdoor Seating Administrative Use Permit (AUP) Application

Safest Outside Restaurant Assistance Program (SORAP) - State of Arizona - The program is designed to assist bars and restaurants in funding infrastructure needed to expand their premises.  The state program will fund up to $10,000 in expenditures for items such as outdoor furniture, barriers, patio heaters, parklets that restaurants need to extend their premises to approved outdoor spaces.

Application and information for SORAP

Apache Junction Small Business and Non-Profit Assistance Grant Program (Grant Closed) 

City Council awarded $577,568.57 for economic relief to small businesses and non-profits. Click here for more information.

Arizona Small Business Boot Camp (free webinar series to address COVID business impacts - live and recorded sessions)

https://www.azcommerce.com/small-business-boot-camp/ 

Local First Arizona (free small business consulting, webinars, and resources specifically for locally owned small business)

https://www.localfirstaz.com/covid19

Active SBA Lenders Located in Arizona

SBA Lenders List

Small Business Administration Guidance & Loan Resources 

https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources 

Pinal County Small Business Development Center Contact

Central Arizona SBDC, Katie Boddy, Center Director, (520) 494-6610, katherine.boddy@centralaz.edu, https://www.azsbdc.net/


EMPLOYMENT:

Teacher Certification Program - a one-year live online teacher post-baccalaureate K-8 teacher preparation program for residents living outside of Maricopa County.

https://www.scottsdalecc.edu/degrees-certificates/education-step

Return Stronger - Employee tools to prepare for what’s next

https://www.azcommerce.com/returnstronger/ 

Applying for Unemployment – Department of Economic Security

https://des.az.gov/services/coronavirus

Employment - PipelineAZ Real Time Job Openings

https://covid19.pipelineaz.com/ 

Employment – Arizona Companies with Immediate Openings

https://arizonaatwork.com/newsroom/all/arizona-employers-immediate-openings

Employers Looking for Employees – List available jobs on job board

https://arizonaatwork.com/newsroom/all/resources-employers-and-businesses


RELIABLE INFORMATIONSOURCES:

World Health Organization – COVID-19 Updates

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

https://www.cdc.gov/

Pinal County Public Health COVID-19 Information

https://www.pinalcountyaz.gov/publichealth/Pages/NovelCoronavirus.aspx

Latest News Releases from the Arizona Office of the Governor

https://azgovernor.gov/news-releases

Arizona Together Initiative - Resources for Arizona Families and Businesses

https://arizonatogether.org/

Arizona Commerce Authority – COVID-19 Arizona Business Resources

https://www.azcommerce.com/covid-19

Arizona League of Cities and Towns – COVID-19 State and Federal Resources & Information

http://www.leagueaz.org/e/covid_19/

Daily Arizona Updates– Arizona Department of Health Services

https://www.azdhs.gov/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/infectious-disease-epidemiology/index.php#novel-coronavirus-home