COVID-19 Resources

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Latest News

6/16/20: SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance Program Reopened to All Eligible Small Businesses and Non-Profits Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

6/10/20: Gov. Reynolds lifts 50% capacity rule for businesses

6/5/20: Forbes: Trump Signs New Law Relaxing PPP Rules: What You Need to Know

5/26/20: Iowa Departmenet of Agriculture and Land Stewardship: Iowa Disposal Assistance Program - for pork producers who are unable to harvest pigs because of COVID-19 supply chain disruptions.

5/20/20: Coronavirus Food Assistance Program - USDA
Farmers or ranchers whose operations have been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic can get direct relief.

5/20/20: US Department of the Treasury:  SBA and Treasury Release Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application

5/6/20: Iowa Department of Human Services: Funding Opportunities Available to Childcare Programs

5/4/20: SBA is now accepting COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Advance applications for agricultural small businesses

4/17/20: SBA resumes accepting PPP applications from participating lenders Monday, April 27th

US Depatment of the Treasury

The CARES Act Works for All Americans

US Small Business Administration

SBA Disaster Loan Assitance Portal - Information about the Paycheck Protection Program, EIDL Loan Advance, SBA Express Bridge Loans and SBA Debt Relief

USDA Rural Development

Information for rural residents, businesses, and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Farm Bureau

What's in the CARES Act for Food and Agriculture

Financial Empowerment Center: Iowa Small Business Relief Fund

Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund: Applications due May 20th

The Red Backpack Fund by Spanx: 1,000 female business owners within the U.S. will receive $5,000 of funding. Applications wil be open until August. 

The Doonie Fund: Funding provided specifically for Black female entrepreneurs


Latest News

8/4/20: Iowa Economic Development Authority Nonprofit Recovery Fund

5/1/20: Iowa State Extension and Outreach: Retail Ready to Open Resources

5/1/20: Iowa State Extension and Outreach: Restaurant Ready to Open Resources

4/28/20: Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals: Iowa Restaurant Reopening Criteria/Operation Restrictions during COVID-19

4/21/20: Governor Kim Reynolds introduces health assessment website to track the spread of COVID-19 in Iowa. Take the assessment today.

4/15/20: COVID-19 in Iowa website. This page provides information, maps, and resources about the coronavirus response in our local area. 

Updates from Iowa's Governor Kim Reynolds

America's SBDC COVID-19

Iowa State University Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS)

COVID-19 info for Businesses and Manufacturers

Advance Iowa

US Chamber of Commerce

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers