Casa Grande CARES financially assists local (City) businesses and federally recognized non-profits that have been negatively impacted by the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” Executive Order issued by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey to help contain the spread of COVID-19.
This program provides a one-time reimbursement up to $10,000 to qualifying applicants for rent, mortgage, utilities expenses and/or the purchase of personal protective equipment for a three-month period. Qualifying expense periods are either March-April-May 2020 or April-May-June 2020. Applications will be accepted from August 12, 2020, through September 11, 2020 (5:00 p.m. – MST). Funding will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to qualifying small businesses or federally designated non-profits supporting programming in 2020. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.
To qualify, applicants must be located at a physical, commercial address within the City of Casa Grande boundaries. Individual Arizona franchised businesses may also qualify if the applicant location is within the City and the individual franchise location is not owned by a national chain or out-of-state corporation.
Applicants may apply online by downloading and submitting an application below or pick one up from the Clerk’s Office in City Hall. When submitting, please remember to attach all supporting documentation to the application. If mailing, please use a sealed envelope to safeguard personal information. Once received, the City will exercise reasonable care when processing to protect your information. All applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.
The application is intended to provide the City with basic eligibility information that will be processed and verified to provide assistance, as quickly as possible. Applicants are ineligible if they have received prior federal assistance. Follow-up information or clarification of incomplete data may be necessary. The City reserves the right and sole discretion to limit or discontinue funding at any time, to any applicant.