Covid-19 Resources: State and Federal Economic Relief
Rural Resource GuideUSDA 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.
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
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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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
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