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I Choose Chandler Business Hiring and Retention Program

Grants to Arizona Businesses for Financial Relief
Due to the Negative Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Arizona Community Foundation (ACF)

Deadline Date:

02/25/21 4:00 PM


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Arizona businesses in eligible regions that have hired or retained employees on the payroll despite financial hardships caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19). The purpose of the program is to benefit residents of local communities by providing financial relief to local businesses. Eligible businesses are those located in the City of Chandler.

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GrantWatch ID#: 191772

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The I Choose Chandler Business Hiring and Retention Program will provide qualifying businesses with $1,300 per employee retained or hired since September 30, 2020, up to a maximum of $10,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The program is open to any business that meets the following eligibility criteria:

- Private, for-profit business located in the city of Chandler;
- 100 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees or fewer, including all commonly owned/managed businesses. To determine number of FTE employees, businesses should assign a 1.0 for employees who work 40 or more hours per week and 0.5 for employees who work fewer hours.
- Businesses must agree to submit a copy of its September IRS Form 941 (Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return) and December 2020 Form 941 verifying employee hiring and retention.
- If you have hired employees since your latest Form 941 filing, please attach alternative payroll documentation showing your current employee count along with your latest Form 941. This will ensure that your business receives the appropriate funding amount based on your actual employee retention/hiring.
- If the IRS does not require your business to individually file Form 941, alternative payroll documentation must be submitted to verify employee hiring and retention. This documentation should show number of employees for the final pay period in September 2020 and number of employees for the pay period immediately prior to your I Choose Chandler Business Hiring and Retention Program application.
- Business must submit a copy of its IRS Form W-9;
- Not affiliated with another business under common ownership/management that has applied for the I Choose Chandler Business Hiring and Retention Program;
- Is not a home-based business; business must own or lease non-residential property;
- If the business leases a property, the business must commit to remain in Chandler through December 2021;
- Registered business with the City of Chandler. If you are not sure if your business is registered, email the City's Tax & License Division.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, 2021.

Funding will be provided to qualifying applicants on a rolling basis based on date of submission until funding is exhausted or application period closes. Payment will be issued by check within 15 business days of the approval notification to the recipient.

Businesses that were previously funded through the program in 2020 can submit a new application and receive additional relief funding up to the $10,000 maximum.

Businesses may only submit one application during this application period.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Arizona Community Foundation
2201 E. Camelback Road, Suite 405B
Phoenix, AZ 85016

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona: City of Chandler

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