City partners with Chandler IDA to distribute “Choose Chandler” reimbursement grants to small businesses for personal protective equipment

June 15, 2020
Chandler City Hall at night

The City of Chandler’s Economic Development Division, in partnership with the Chandler 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.

To qualify, small businesses must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a private, for-profit business located within Chandler city limits;
  • 100 employees or fewer citywide, including all commonly owned/managed businesses
  • Not affiliated with another business under common ownership/management that has applied for Chandler IDA PPE grant funds
  • Have a start date prior to March 11, 2020, and;
  • Be registered with the City’s Business Registration Program.

Applications will be accepted beginning June 15 and reimbursement opportunities will be available until grant funds are exhausted. Grant requests will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis and only one application will be accepted per business. The “Choose Chandler” grant program will be administered by City staff.

“My staff and I have talked to countless businesses throughout the City and they’ve shared with us their challenges — as well as the importance of providing a safe work environment for their employees and customers,” said Chandler Economic Development Director Micah Miranda. “We are grateful they have chosen Chandler for their business and these grants are a small gesture to show our support.”

For details on the application process and its requirements, visit Choose Chandler Grants.

About the City of Chandler:
Chandler, Ariz. has built a reputation as a Community of Innovation. Life in Chandler goes beyond a thriving and dynamic business community with progressive entrepreneurship. Known for its rich diversity, the City offers an outstanding quality of life for all generations with great schools and recreational opportunities. Chandler has grown to become the state's fourth largest City with a population of more than 262,000. Chandler has been named one of the nation's Best Places to Find a Job and Best Cities for Women in Tech. The City also is one of the safest communities in the nation and boasts AAA bond ratings from all three national rating agencies, one of only 40 communities to achieve this distinction. For more information, visit the City website, or connect with the City on social media.

Media contact:        
Stephanie Romero
City of Chandler, Public Information Officer