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Funding Programs and Financial Guides for Business

  • AZ FAST Grant Technology Commercialization Assistance
    This competitive grant enables Arizona-based technology companies to initiate the commercialization process. The grant will pay up to $7,500 to provide one or more of professional consulting services.

  • Online Compendium of Grants and Funding Programs
    The Downtown Tucson Partnership, as part of their partnership with the City of Tucson, has worked to compile a comprehensive list of grants and funding programs to help your business. Click here for a printable version (127 pages, 2.49 MB)
  • A Guide to Federal Tax Incentives for Brownfields Redevelopment (Download)
    This guide provides an overview of the key federal tax incentives and credits that can be leveraged for brownfields cleanup, redevelopment and reuse. The descriptions of these incentives and credits are simplified explanations of provisions in the U.S. tax code, which often contains additional caveats, restrictions, and modifications.
  • The FundBook
    A free publication devoted to helping communities find the federal grants, loans, and other funding options they need for their vital projects and initiatives.

Tucson Financial Institutions and Other Funding Sources

Business Development Finance Corporation (BDFC) is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to economic development through providing affordable financing for Arizona businesses.
City of Tucson Industrial Development Authority
The Community Investment Loan Program of the Industrial Development Authority of the City of Tucson ("Tucson IDA") seeks projects with economic development, affordable housing, or downtown, neighborhood or community development objectives.The Business Development Finance Corporation markets and originates these loans.
The Desert Angels are a Tucson based non-profit organization of accredited investors who seek opportunities to invest in regional startup or early stage no tech, low tech, or high tech companies.
The Microbusiness Advancement Center is one of over 500 independent non-profit and public organizations that have the common goal of supporting the growth of local microenterprises as a strategy for sustainable economic and community development. Offers Spanish-language business courses.
PMHDC offers financial services and technical assistance on business management to rural home-based business and other small businesses.
Solstice Capital seeks superior venture capital returns for its limited partners through investments in seed- and early-stage companies in the industry areas of alternative energy, education, the environment, life sciences and information technology.