Covid-19 Resources: State and Federal Economic Relief

Gila County Community Services staff update this page with links, contact info and resources that have been marshalled to help low-income residents and also small businesses deal with the covid-19 pandemic.  FederalRuralResourceGuide

Rural Resource Guide

USDA and its Federal partners have programs that can be used to provide immediate and long-term assistance to rural communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. These programs can support recovery efforts for rural residents, businesses and communities through:
• technical, training, and management assistance
• financial assistance
• state and local assistance
This resource matrix organizes funding opportunities identified in the CARES Act and other federal resources that can help support rural America
CovidPageGraphic1Read about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFC
RA) enacted March 18 to provide small and midsize employers refundable tax credits that reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing paid sick and family leave wages to their employees for leave related to COVID-19.
COVID-19-Related Tax Credits for Small and Midsize Businesses

Read about Paycheck Protection Program > an SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis 
 View or download these helpful documents:  
 AZ Executive Orders Halt Evictions for CovidPageGraphic4
Renters, Small Businesses, Nonprofits

Are you worried about a possible eviction caused by job loss or income -- and due to covid-19? Communicate directly with your landlord or mortgage company -- keep records of paperwork or emails that prove your job or income loss -- and be aware that AZ Governor Doug Ducey issued two separate executive order halting evictions for small businesses, nonprofits and residents unable to pay rent due to financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The executive order encourages commercial landlords to defer rent payments and help their tenants who face economic hardship. Under the order, evictions will be halted until May 31, 2020. Read more:

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 Questions - And AnswersCovidPageGraphic3
                 How Do I apply for Unemployment?
State and federal actions expanded eligibility and benefit amounts for Arizona workers impacted by COVID-19, eliminating the one-week waiting period after job loss - and suspending work search requirements to be eligible for unemployment.
          The fastest way to apply for unemployment assistance online is
anytime between 12:01 a.m. on Sunday through 6:00 p.m. on Friday; or call
1 (877) 600-2722
This helpful step-by-step guide explains the application process and where more  information can be found

Arizona Together  has extensive links to Employment & Financial Assistance; Food & Meals, Healthcare - and how to volunteer or donate money or essential medical supplies. Find these and so much more at


Town of Payson's Covid Resource Page

City of Globe's Covid Resource Page