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," 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 physically 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.
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.
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.
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