Grants

The best source for federal grant programs is www.grants.gov -- you can sign up for automatic updates, and the site also includes useful information regarding the federal grants submission process.

Arizona Community Foundation, Current Grant Opportunities, COVID-19 Grants for Small Businesses and Nonprofits: Open Grant Opportunities: There are multiple funding opportunities currently available for small businesses and nonprofits experiencing financial hardship during COVID-19. (20)

The Arizona Commerce Authority manages several Arizona Programs. Each program has its own eligibility criteria, application process, review and award process, and funding. 

Research Grants for Small Businesses: If your small business is engaged in scientific research and development (R&D), you may qualify for federal grants under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. (19)

Additional Information:
Arizona Department of Administration - Arizona Office of Grants and Federal Resources (GFR): Helps state agencies, local governments, and non-profit organizations, find, win and manage grants. Strives to be the premier resource of training and technical assistance for the Arizona grants community.

Arizona Commerce Authority, Arizona Entrepreneur's Edge, Chapter 3: Financing your Business 

NOTE: Most small businesses do not qualify for government grants. We encourage you to learn about grants and grant-related scams by clicking on the links below. 

Microloan programs provide small loans ranging from less than $500 up to $50,000. See Loans and Loan Programs page for more information.