COVID-19 Business Resources
This page is for Oro Valley’s local businesses to find and connect with vital resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Town is here to help our local businesses, large or small, get through these trying times. Town staff will update this page as resources become available. If you would like to suggest a resource be added to this page, please contact Margie Adler at email@example.com. For current updates, media releases and closures related to COVID-19, please visit the COVID homepage.
Incentive for Hiring and Training Employees
Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is offering a financial program to reimburse certain costs of employers who hire and train employees between March 1 and September 1, 2020.
See here(PDF, 153KB) for general information and Rapid Employment Job Training for more details and an application.
If you have questions, contact the ACA directly at at RapidEmployment@azcommerce.com
Governor Ducey Executive Orders and Resources
arizonatogether.org “As we work to combat the spread of COVID-19, access to resources that can help support families and businesses in this time of need is critical. We’re calling on Arizonans to be informed, get engaged, and support organizations doing important work to keep our communities safe and healthy. Arizona will get through this together.” - Doug Ducey, Governor of Arizona
Reopening of cosmetologists, barber shops and dine-in restaurants 5.4.20
Extension of Stay Home Order 4.30.20
Halting Evictions For Small Businesses And Nonprofits:
- Governor Doug Ducey issued an Executive Order, on April 6, 2020, halting evictions in the state for small businesses and nonprofits that are unable to pay rent due to financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Click here for full details and complete news release.
Governor Deems Many Businesses "Essential"
Small Business Loans
Arizona Commerce Authority is offering a free webinar on June 2 at 9:00 a.m.--Navigating New Guidance on PPP Forgiveness
Visit Small Business Boot Camp to register. Recordings of other webinars can also be accessed on this link.
Small Business Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
The U.S. Chamber created a comprehensive guide with everything you need to know about HOW TO APPLY FOR RELIEF UNDER THE CARES ACT. This is for small businesses with less than 500 employees, gig economy workers, 1099 workers, one-person businesses, self-employed workers, independent contractors or a small 501(c)3.
- SBA Disaster Loans--Three Step Process The U. S. Small Business Administration is providing low-interest, long-term disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters to repair or replace uninsured/underinsured disaster damaged property. Up to $2 million in assistance that may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact.(Disaster Loan Assistance Portal #1-800-659-2955)
- SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Basics(PDF, 8MB)
- The Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Arizona Commerce Authority, have joined forces with the Arizona Small Business Association to launch the CARES Act Readiness Program for Small Businesses: a free online training to help small businesses access the capital they need. This no cost training program helps both novice and experienced borrowers successfully access relief funds. Update 4.16.20
Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) Business Resources Guide
COVID 19 Arizona Business Resources The Arizona Commerce Authority’s COVID-19 Arizona Business Resources page provides information, tools and guidance on business finance support, workforce assistance, essential infrastructure information, supply chain and logistics, housing and community volunteer opportunities. This site is updated regularly as new information becomes available.
Coronavirus Tax Relief for Businesses and Tax-Exempt Entities
- Get information here on coronavirus (COVID-19) tax relief for businesses and tax-exempt entities.
Displaced Worker Resources and Unemployment
Non Profit Resources
- OneAZ Community Foundation Emergency Community Impact Grant program to give a total of $200,000 to help 100 local nonprofits that meet stated requirements.