The City of Phoenix has allocated funds from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) ​to help Phoenix micro and small businesses affected by the pandemic’s economic impact.


​​The City of Phoenix has a new grant opportunity for Micro and Small Businesses. Eligible businesses may receive up to $15,000. The grants funds may be used for any business expense that is categorized by the Internal Revenue Service as a “deductible expense.” In the past, grant recipients have used these funds to pay for rent/mortgage, payroll, insurance, inventory, and utilities among other expenses.​

Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2022 unless all grant funds are awarded prior to this deadline.​​​

Free application assistance is available to eligible applicants from our partner, Local First Arizona. Please contact their office at:

Phone: 602-777-7636

Application Labs in English and Spanish are offered on Tuesday to Phoenix small businesses via online web meetings to help answer questions about the application proccess.

  • Application Labs – English at 2:00pm (link)
  • Application Labs – Español​ at 2:30pm (link)

Posted by Jocelyn McAlpin