Another $1.1 million in grants is available to Phoenix small businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The additional funding approved by Phoenix City Council on Dec. 16 will allow for 200 to 250 unfilled grant applications that were already submitted to the city to now be awarded, according to city documents. Including the new allocations for small business relief grants by the city will total $13.09 million.
Grants are being distributed by the Arizona Community Foundation. The money will be earmarked for unfunded applications that have already been submitted, so no new applications are being accepted. The Arizona Community Foundation will be in touch directly with applicants who will receive the funds.
“One of the most gut-wrenching parts of the pandemic, aside from the illness itself, is the damage it has done to small businesses throughout the city,” Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said in a statement. “Since the spring, we have moved quickly to get relief dollars to those businesses to help them weather the downturn.”