Thursday, Apr 30, 2020

To our Yavapai County Businesses and Community Members,


The Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) Economic/Workforce Development Division (EWD) is working side-by-side with you as we work toward resiliency following the economic and workforce difficulties posed by COVID-19. Effects of “precaution” are definitely being felt right here. We are committed to do everything we can to help ease the burden of our businesses and workforce as we work through this together.


In Yavapai County, NACOG has access to federal and state Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Dislocated Worker and Rapid Response funding to assist in a variety of ways:



Employers: If you are facing closure, please let your employees know that there are services at NACOG – please call the West County One Stop at (928)778-1422 or (928)308-4832, East County One Stop at (928)649-6867 or (928)649-6868, or visit our websites: and


As a community, please respond to inquiries with the information provided here related to work conditions rather than forwarding calls. Attached you will find a Community Resources Guide, screen shots from the Arizona Job Connection website for guidance on signing up, and information regarding how to file for Unemployment Insurance.


Please visit our websites and for updates and more information.


”And the people stayed home…and when the danger passed, people came together again.”


Regional Director



Yavapai County Food Bank Resources


Governor Ducey's Executive Order for New Unemployment Insurance Guidelines


COVID-19 Employer Resources from ACA:

ACA Webinars:

COVID-19 Emergency Small Business Loans - U.S.Chamber of Commerce Loan Application Link:

3/27/2020 CARES Act Summary

CARES Act Unemployment Compensation FAQs

ACA PPP Loan Calculator Tool:

ACA Small Business Bootcamp and Resource Collective:

Free WiFi for job search and Unemployment Insurance claims in the Prescott area - call (928)778-1422 for information!

Coconino County COVID-19 Resources:    

For business resources, go to

For employee resources, go to

Navajo/Apache County COVID-19 Resources:

REAL Az Development Council:

This e-blast is intended to provide you with the following:

  1. A comparison of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  Both of these programs have assistance for small businesses and should be reviewed carefully and links to the applications are included.
  2. Contact information for the Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center including a phone number and email address.  We understand that the system has been overwhelmed at times and even the phone number can be difficult to get thru but we have been advised that the email address may be the best option.
  3. Another program (IRS: Employee Retention Credit) is a refundable tax credit of 50% of up to $10,000 in wages.
  4. Arizona Commerce Authority Webinar today at 2pm with a link to sign up for  this one entitled “Workforce Continuity & Strategy”.
  5. Clarification on the eligibility of Faith-Based organizations for the EIDL and PPP programs.

ACA Information

NEAZ COVID-19 Business Response Team

Northeastern Arizona COVID-19 Business Response Team

Northeastern Arizona COVID-19 Business Response Team - EIDL vs PPP Loans

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Christian Oliva del Rio

2020-03-21 11:06:27.0
Can this information get posted to your facebook page?