Small Business Support Program

The City of Safford is initiating the Small Business Support Program, a program designed to stimulate economic activity by reducing barriers to entry for businesses located in the City of Safford.  It is the latest program, in a series of programs, created and implemented by the City, to encourage and support local business activities.

Eligible new small businesses may receive up to $10,000 in assistance including façade updates, waivers of business license fees, building permit fees, utility deposit and hookup fees.  In addition, new businesses may be eligible for assistance with zoning/building code requirements and infrastructure improvements.  Businesses must be located within the city limits of Safford, Arizona.

Submissions will be reviewed by a five-member committee that includes city staff, a member of the Safford Downtown Association, as well as members of the local business community.  Applicants will be required to fund a minimum of 50% of the overall project cost, submit all necessary support documentation required to meet city standards, and will be subject to an official inspection prior to being reimbursed for the awarded amount.

For more information on the Small Business Support Program, view the program guidelines here.  

To download an application for submittal, click here.   

Submit Small Business Support Program Applications: 

  • By Mail: 

City of Safford 

PO Box 272

Safford, AZ 85548

  •  By Email:


For more information, please call 928-432-4140