Mesa CARES Small Business Grants available

Mesa CARES Small Business Reemergence Program

Mesa, AZ – If you have a Small Business located in AZ and have been affected during this pandemic, the City of Mesa is here to help you with the Mesa CARES Small Business Reemergence Program.

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The Mesa CARES Small Business Reemergence Program is a CARES Act funded grant program created and managed by the City of Mesa. The goal of the program is to provide financial assistance to Mesa-based businesses significantly impacted by COVID-19 due to either mandatory closure by Executive Order or due to limited service options for the purpose of stemming the spread of COVID-19.

Applications will be available Monday, May 11, at 8AM. Applications are being accepted online only and will close Sunday, May 24, at 5PM.

Grant awards will be based on demand and funding available. Eligibility requirements do apply.

Do you have questions about this program or other issues with which we may be able to assist? Contact 480-644-CARE (2273)

IMPORTANT – READ THIS BEFORE APPLYING!

  • You must have the correct documentation WHEN applying online, otherwise, your application will not be completely submitted. Only images of the actual bill or paid receipt are acceptable.
  • The W-9 must have the address match the business address for which you are requesting the grant.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Mesa CARES Small Business Reemergence Program?

The Mesa CARES Small Business Reemergence Program is a grant program made possible by the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund under the CARES Act. It is designed to assist eligible Mesa businesses with up to 90 days of utilities and rent/mortgage payments and is aimed at those businesses who have experienced interruption caused by required closures.

Who can apply for the Mesa CARES Small Business Reemergence Program?

This program is intended to assist for-profit Mesa-based businesses that suffered negative impacts and business interruptions due to required business closures or limited service for the purpose of stemming the spread of COVID-19 that was mandated by the Arizona Governor’s Executive Orders. To review Governor Doug Ducey’s related Executive Orders, please visit  https://azgovernor.gov/executive-orders

Other General Eligibility Requirements:

  • Business must be an eligible business type located at a physical, commercial address in the City of Mesa. Businesses in Maricopa County islands or unincorporated areas of Mesa are not eligible at this time.
  • Business has not received any CARES Act funding through SBA or other federal programs (for example, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) Emergency Advance).
  • Business must have suffered negative financial impacts or business interruptions due to required business closures or limited service, mandated by the Arizona Governor’s executive orders regarding COVID-19.

What is the grant amount?

Grant caps are undetermined at this time and applying for funding does not guarantee an applicant will receive funding. Once the first round of grant requests is closed and the demand analyzed, the City will determine the eligibility of the applicants and award amounts for each business, then contact the applicants.

How do I apply?

Businesses will be able to access and submit the application online at MesaAZ.gov/CARESBizGrant.

When is the deadline for applications?

The online application will close on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 5:00PM, (MST)

How do I know if my business is in an unincorporated portion of Maricopa County or county island and not within the City of Mesa?

Please visit the “Explore Mesa” map here: https://opengis.mesaaz.gov/pages/maps.  Click “Search By Location” and type in your address. If the address you entered is in Maricopa County, the map will return a result of “Non-Mesa Location.”

If I am not eligible for this program, what other resources are available?

The City of Mesa Office of Economic Development has launched the Mesa CARES Business Assistance Center as Mesa’s key source of information and assistance for businesses needing access to financial support programs and resources during the COVID-19 crisis. To discover other resources that may be available, please visit https://www.selectmesa.com/business-environment/mesa-business-assistance-portal.

I am having problems completing the form online. Can I print the form and deliver it or mail it?

For health and safety reasons, we are not accepting paper forms. However, a Mesa CARES call center representative can assist you in completing your form. Please call 480-644-CARE (2273).
If you require special accommodations to complete your application, please call 480-644-2273.

IMPORTANT – READ THIS BEFORE APPLYING!

  • You must have the correct documentation WHEN applying online, otherwise, your application will not be completely submitted. Only images of the actual bill or paid receipt are acceptable.
  • The W-9 must have the address match the business address for which you are requesting the grant.
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