Tolleson Small Business Grants

The City of Tolleson Small Business COVID Relief Grant Program City is offering grants up to $2,500.00 to small businesses having financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 Businesses may receive up to $2,500 maximum.  

 Grant Application Process: 

The City Staff will review applications on a first come first serve basis to confirm eligibility and notify applicants of any deficiencies and methods to rectify within two business days of receipt.   Once an application is complete, the city council will recommend grant awards to small businesses.  Grant awards will be based on the documented financial need and eligibility criteria. Funds will be distributed within 15 days of approval.     

All applications are due at 4:00 p.m.; late applications will not be accepted. 

  • Currently we are only accepting applications that meet the criteria 
  • Deadline to submit: March 15, 2021.  

A subcommittee of City Council will review applications and make funding recommendations to the full Council.  

 Criteria:   

City of Tolleson businesses must meet the following criteria:

  • In operation within Tolleson city limits, prior to January 1, 2020.
  • Employed 25 or fewer full-time equivalents as of March 1, 2020.
  • Did not generate more than $1 million in gross revenues between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.
  • Does not have more than 1 (one) physical location within the City of Tolleson
  • Experienced Gross revenue declines of at least 25% as a result of COVID-19 from March through December 2020 as compared to the same timeframe in 2019.
  • Meets all required zoning and regulatory requirements including a valid City of Tolleson Business License.

 Complies with the following provisions:

  • Not an adult-oriented business as defined by A.R.S. § 11-811 (E)(5).
  • Not engaged in the growth, harvest, storage, transport, distribution, use or otherwise providing cannabis for medical or recreational purposes.
  • Not owned, in whole or part, by a City of Tolleson official or employee who, in their official capacity, participates in the oversight, development or implementation of the City of Tolleson Small Business Relief Program.
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