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Small Business

Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy, and Congressman Gallego is working hard to ensure that small businesses in the 7th District are able to get through these difficult times. You can read a summary of all small business provisions included in the American Rescue Plan here.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is currently offering several programs to help small businesses. For further information you can visit the SBA Arizona District Office website.

COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)                                              

In response to COVID-19, small business owners, including agricultural businesses, and nonprofit organizations can apply for the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). You can apply here. If you have questions about EIDL you can call the SBA Disaster Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on payroll. Borrowers may be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness. You can view a list of qualified PPP lenders in Arizona here.

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

Music and other live performance venues have been especially hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program includes a total of over $16 billion in grants for shuttered venues to help them continue paying workers and avoid permanent closures. You can apply here. You can learn more about the application process here.

Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Local, independent restaurants have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic. The American Rescue Plan created Restaurant Revitalization Fund and allocated $28.66 billion in funding to help restaurants stay afloat with a set aside for small establishments making $500,000 a year or less to ensure our favorite local spots can get the assistance they need. You can apply here

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