Businesses small and large are asking what they can do to help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus, how to keep their employees and customers safe, and what this means for their business. We’ve compiled a shortlist of resources to help you navigate your role as a member of the business community:
- CDC: Resources for Businesses and Employers
- AZDHS: Community & Business Partners
- WHO: Employers and Workers
- Mental Health Resources
Food Industry/Restaurant Guidance
- AZDHS: Guidance for Restaurants Providing Dine-in Service
- FDA: Guidance for COVID-19 Confirmed Positive/Exposed Worker
- CDC: Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19
The City is tracking provisions of the CARES Act closely. Below you will find additional information related to funding programs available to small businesses affected by the coronavirus including the U.S. Small Business (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans and the Paycheck Protection Program.
The City of Chandler’s Economic Development Division, in partnership with the Industrial Development Authority, has initiated a “Choose Chandler” reimbursement grant program to assist small businesses with costs incurred from purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE). Qualifying Chandler businesses can apply for a "Choose Chandler" grant in amounts between $100 and $500. The Chandler Industrial Development Authority has made a total of $200,000 available for the program. Business owners must submit an application for reimbursement, receipt(s) detailing PPE purchase(s) and a business W9.
Through the use of Arizona Cares Act funding, the Chandler Chamber of Commerce is distributing I Choose Chandler PPE Kits to Chandler businesses who qualify for the program.
The PPE Kit consists of the following:
- Two (2) boxes of 50 each 3-ply non-medical face mask with ear-loop
- One (1) automatic dispenser white stand
- One (1) hand sanitizer, 1 gallon
Chandler businesses must meet the following criteria to be eligible for a PPE Kit:
- Be a registered business with the City of Chandler
- Have 100 or less employees
The City of Chandler recognizes the challenges that capacity limitations implemented in response to COVID-19 has created for businesses. In order to support businesses as they adjust to these limitations, the City has made it easier than ever for businesses to expand their capacity. In October, City Council streamlined the approval process for extensions of premises by allowing the City Manager or designee to approve and waive fees for extensions of premises, in an effort to better respond to the needs of Chandler businesses.
There are different ways to expand capacity, depending on your business. Please see the options below for more information and to determine which option applies for your business.
- Restaurant Revitalization Fund
This program provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19. Registration for the SBA application portal will begin on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 9 a.m. ET. Applications will open on Monday, May 3, 2021, at noon ET. Learn more
- Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP)
An SBA-backed loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis. Learn more
- Economic Injury Disaster Loan
This loan provides economic relief to small businesses and nonprofit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Learn more
- SBA Debt Relief
SBA offers debt relief to existing SBA loan borrowers whose businesses have been impacted by COVID-19. Learn more
For more information on SBA Business Resources available, visit SBA COVID-19 Guidance Resources.
- Payroll Tax Deferment program
- Defer your share of business Social Security taxes until 2022
- Funds must be paid back
- 50% of the deferral must be paid by 12/2021, with the remaining 50% paid by 12/2022
- IRS Issued FAQ
- Employee Retention Tax Credit
- Credit for Sick and Family Leave
- Credit for Caring for someone with Coronavirus
- Credit for Children due to Daycare/ School Closure
- Credit for Eligible Employers
- Extended Use of Temporary Signage in Chandler
- Chandler Police: Business Watch Program
- Chandler Collateral Assistance Program
- DES: Unemployment Insurance Benefits | Arizona Shared Work Program
Let’s Get You on the Map
The City of Chandler has created an interactive map for businesses to submit specials, services (delivery, takeout, curbside pickup), and if they are hiring. Help us help you and submit your business. We’ll be sharing on our social media platforms.
Mayor Kevin Hartke, Chandler City Council and City leadership are committed to providing the resources needed to assist local businesses during this time of uncertainty.
Please let us know what questions or resources you need and we will do our best to address them.