Small Business Assistance Program

Small Business Assistance Program
Posted on 01/25/2021
The city of Glendale and Prestamos CDFI, a division of Chicanos Por La Causa, join forces to leverage capacity and outreach to enhance funding and technical support to small businesses with a new relief program. The Glendale Pandemic Response Small Business Assistance Program will help small-business owners experiencing hardships related to COVID-19 pandemic with grants of up to $25,000.

The grants will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and are intended for for-profit microenterprise businesses with five or fewer employees (including owners) within the city limits of Glendale that have been negatively impacted by the pandemic.

“Early on, our Council unanimously approved the use of funds which would provide local businesses access to resources that could help them survive the economic hardships the COVID-19 pandemic has created,” stated Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers. “We are pleased to partner with Chicanos Por La Causa, an industry leader, in order to distribute grant funds to those businesses that qualify.”

This program also includes access to high quality, tactical webinars and interactive workshops in English and Spanish that provide practical tips that small businesses can immediately implement to improve their economic position, recover from business interruptions or closures, and mitigate the hardships facing them because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We remain focused recognizing that we are here for the people. It is about them. Small-business owners create jobs and their ideas reenergize entire neighborhoods. However, they are still in survival mode as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have ripple effects in local communities. We are committed to help them along the recovery process. We know Glendale business owners are resilient and together we will help them get back on their feet and thrive,” said David Adame, president & CEO of Chicanos Por La Causa.

Interested applicants can go to www.prestamosloans.org/glendale-cares/ to apply.

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CPLC Prestamos is an award-winning Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and Community Development Entity (CDE) that has provided small business loans and high-quality technical support services to business owners in underserved communities since 1980. Prestamos now offers loan products and investment opportunities in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas. 

About the City of Glendale
As the sixth largest city in Arizona, with a population of over 250,000, Glendale is a premier destination to live, work and play. Glendale features premium entertainment, shopping opportunities and a growing list of signature companies who all call our city home. From major, international manufacturers, Fortune 100 firms and luxury auto dealers, Glendale provides the ideal location for businesses to arrive and thrive. Major employers include Red Bull, Humana, Ball, Bechtel and White Claw. The City is also home to Luke Air Force Base. State Farm Stadium and Gila River Arena in Glendale’s Sports and Entertainment District host hometown teams the Arizona Cardinals and Arizona Coyotes as well as mega events such as the Super Bowl and NCAA Final Four. Camelback-Ranch Glendale is the spring training home of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox. Glendale features one of the best-preserved historic downtowns in the valley boasting a collection of unique shops and restaurants.

About Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.
Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. (CPLC) is a community development corporation that provides services in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas. Since 1969, CPLC has been changing lives by developing self-sufficiency and instilling empowerment in those we serve. Our focus areas are economic development, education, integrated health & human services, and housing. CPLC provides a better life through offering business and employment opportunities; ensuring everyone has the solid foundation of an education; providing hope through a pathway of recovery, restoration and resiliency; and ensuring that a safe, secure, affordable home is available to every individual we serve. Today, we have more than 30 programs & services, approximately 1,500 employees, and 130 offices, making CPLC one of the largest community development corporations in the nation. For more information, please visit www.CPLC.org