Infographic_ SCC Supports For Small Businesses, Artists and Nonprofits 5.6.22

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Forgivable Loan Program

This program will disburse $1 million in Santa Cruz County, Arizona funding from the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Direct Assistance for Local Governments to qualifying small businesses including 501(C)(3) nonprofits in the form of forgivable loans up to $25,000 and up to $2,500 for artist development grants. In addition, successful Santa Cruz County, Arizona applicants will be paired with a specialist who will provide one-on-one coaching in topics ranging from finances, strategic plans, and marketing to increase sales and much more.

Applicants can apply between May 9, 2022 and September 1, 2022 at the Santa Cruz Forgivable Loan Program website:

Watch the September 1 online event here.

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information about the Santa Cruz County Forgivable Loan Program, please contact Cynthia Torres at (602) 704-4990,

ARPA Annual Status Report: Nonprofit and Small Business Program

ARPA Press