On April 24, President Trump signed a bill extending funding for both the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program and the Paycheck Protection Program which allocates loans, some of which can be converted into grants, to small businesses through America, including Yavapai County. While additional funds have been allocated to these programs, they are expected to be depleted quickly, possibly even before May 1. As such, if you intend to apply for one of these programs, DO NOT WAIT.
Please visit www.ycazbusinesses.org for an overview of the programs and links to where you can apply. This site also includes information regarding contacts for business counseling or for assistance filing your applications through the Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
If you would like to speak to your local Prescott Valley contact, please do not hesitate to reach out directly to the Town’s Economic Development Coordinator, Ben Hooper at 928-759-3106 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that Mr. Hooper may be able to give you direction and answer some specific questions but may also direct you to a secondary point of contact, such as the SBDC, depending on the nature of your question or concern. Please know that we care deeply about the success of our local small businesses and will do whatever is within our power to assist you during this difficult time.