COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Maricopa SBDC Is OPEN – Virtually

How we can support you:

Our offices are open – virtually. We are here to help, so don’t hesitate to call or email. We can meet with you via Zoom teleconference, phone or other virtual channel.

Request Counseling

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we have moved all consulting meetings online or on phone for the foreseeable future.

If you already have a consulting appointment, we will be contacting you with options for video, phone or email delivery.

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans with an optional advance ($1,000 per employee up to a $10,000 advance).

The House of Representatives passed the Prioritized Paycheck Protection Program Act (P4), extending the window for business owners to apply for PPP loans to August 8, 2020. The program’s authorization expired at midnight on Tuesday, June 30th. As of Tuesday, June 30, the Paycheck Protection Program had approximately $135 billion left.

For the most up-to-date information on these programs, please visit

For questions on the status of your SBA EIDL or EIDL Advance application, please contact the SBA Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 or email

**Do not wait to get in touch with one of these lenders.

*If you received an email from requesting information, it is legitimate.


Please stay well and compassionate.

Our Team is concerned about your business and want to help!

Resources available — CONTINUALLY UPDATED

As we continue to monitor the fluid and rapidly evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation, the health and safety of our employees, partners, clients, and people in the communities where we operate remains our top priority.Currently, it remains a fluid situation and will continue to keep our website updated with the latest developments.


SBA Disaster Loans:

SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)


The PPP Forgiveness Platform will go live and begin accepting Lender submissions on August 10, 2020, subject to extension if any new legislative amendments to the forgiveness process necessitate changes to the system.

For more information and updates, visit or

SBA Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources:

Maricopa Small Business Development Center (SBDC):

America’s SBDC Coronavirus Information for Small Businesses:


FMLA Updates:


In addition to postponing the deadline for tax payments, the filing deadline has now been postponed until July 15, 2020. Consequently, the due date for filing Federal income tax returns and making Federal income tax payments due April 15, 2020, is automatically postponed to July 15, 2020. Affected Taxpayers do not have to file Forms 4868 or 7004.

Department of Labor:

U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship


Arizona Commission on the Arts (Emergency Relief Grants for Arizona Artists and Arts Professionals):

Arizona Community Foundation:

The Phoenix IDA, in coordination with the City of Phoenix and a growing list of funders, is offering grants up to $10,000* to local small businesses experiencing economic distress and sudden loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Arizona Employment Opportunities:

Arizona@Work is maintaining a database of employers who are looking to hire immediately.

Additional Employment Resources:

Arizona Grant Watch:


  •, serves as the centralized location for Arizonans to find help or provide support during the COVID-19 outbreak.


City of Chandler:

The City of Chandler’s Economic Development Division, in partnership with the Industrial Development Authority, has initiated a “Choose Chandler” reimbursement grant program to assist small businesses with costs incurred from purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE).

City of Mesa:

City of Peoria:


Export and Trade Assistance:


Families First:

Local First Arizona:

Maricopa Community Colleges Community Resources:

Office Keepers (AZSBDC Success Award Winner):

Cleaning vs Disinfecting (pdf file)


Scottsdale Industrial Development Authority:

211 is a vital service that connects millions of people to help every year:

United Way:

US Chamber of Commerce: