If you did not receive CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program or other funding, or if you know of a Mesa small business that did not receive funding and needs help, there is still hope! The City of Mesa grant is designed to assist for-profit Mesa businesses with up to 90 days of utilities and rent or mortgage payments and is aimed at those businesses who have experienced interruption caused by required closures.
The Mesa CARES Small Business Reemergence Program is part of the Mesa CARES Initiative that supports individuals, families and businesses impacted by COVID-19. Funding comes from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
The goal is to help Mesa small businesses financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with up to 90 days utility and rent/mortgage assistance. Applications for the Mesa CARES Small Business Reemergence Program will be available beginning Monday, May 11 at 8 a.m. at www.MesaAZ.gov/CARESBizGrant. The program is designed to provide grants to eligible, Mesa-based businesses impacted by required business closures or limited services mandated by statewide Executive Orders.
“More than half of small business owners surveyed by the City of Mesa said they were significantly affected by COVID-19,” Mesa Mayor John Giles said. “The Mesa CARES Small Business Reemergence Program is a lifeline to help our businesses get back on their feet.”
Eligible businesses must be located in the City of Mesa and not a recipient of CARES Act funding through the Small Business Administration, Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loans Emergency Advance or other federal program.
See if your business is eligible and apply today!
Business owners can apply for grants online at www.MesaAZ.gov/CARESBizGrant until Sunday, May 24 at 5 p.m. Grant amounts are undetermined at this time. Anyone needing help with their forms can contact the Mesa CARES Community Resources Call Center at (480) 644-CARE. The call center is open seven days a week between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Coming soon! Business Technical Assistance Program
In addition, soon the City of Mesa will be launching a Business Technical Assistance program to provide businesses that are struggling because of the healthcare crisis, a place to go to receive business consultation and technical assistance on important issues such as marketing, operations, safety and others. Continue to watch www.MesaAZ.gov/MesaCARES for this forthcoming new program.
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