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Emergency Relief Grants Available for Arizona Artists and Arts Organizations

The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona, with support from the City of Tucson and Pima County, is offering two emergency funding opportunities for the local arts community affected by the current COVID-19 health crisis. The Pivot Grant and the Emergency Fund Relief offer $50,000 in total between the programs, equally split between the two initiatives.

Follow the above link for a description of each grant program and how to apply.

COVID-19 Cases Continue to Increase in Arizona

COVID-19 cases in Arizona are rising daily. There are currently 2,456 cases in Arizona and 415 in Pima County. The Arizona Department of Health Services reported this morning, April 6, that there are now 65 deaths in the state related to the coronavirus.

Thirteen of the deaths were in Pima County. More than 80 people have been hospitalized in Pima County, and 51% of those hospitalized people are ages 65 and older.

Third Webinar Scheduled for ‘Navigating the Impacts of COVID-19 for Small Businesses’

The City of Tucson's Office of Economic Initiatives (ConnectTucson) is inviting local businesses to join a free webinar today, April 6, from 3-4 p.m., on the latest help for small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This week's webinar will focus on the Tucson Metro Chamber's new workforce program, what the City of Tucson's Planning and Development Services Department has to offer, and the latest on the state of the commercial real estate industry.

Paul's Note - April 3rd, 2020

Supervisor Richard Elías passed away last Saturday. He wasn’t just another politician, but a true friend to all of us that love this community. We have had our differences, but I never for a second doubted his commitment to this city’s culture, environment and most of all its people.

Monthly Household Hazardous Waste Event Canceled

The City of Tucson's Environmental and General Services Department (EGSD) typically hosts a household hazardous waste (HHW) collection event the first Saturday of every month, but the April event scheduled for tomorrow, April 4, has been canceled. EGSD is no longer collecting HHW at any of its drop-off sites until further notice to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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