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Iowa Nonprofit Recovery Fund

AN EXTENSION OF THE IOWA SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF GRANT PROGRAM

UPDATE: Applications are now closed.

Governor Reynolds has allocated federal CARES Act funds to assist nonprofits economically impacted by COVID-19. The Volunteer Iowa and Iowa Economic Development Authority’s (IEDA) Nonprofit Recovery Fund will provide short-term relief to nonprofit organizations that have experienced a net loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.   

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS  

  • Organizations with revenue over $25,000 in calendar year 2019
  • Organizations must serve the state of Iowa and its residents without discrimination based on race, religion, gender, age, disability, national origin or sexual orientation
  • 501(c)(3), 501(c)(6) and 501(c)(19) nonprofit organization   
  • Less than 25 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees 

 INELIGIBLE ENTITIES

  • 501(c)(6) trade associations, board of trade or professional football leagues 
  • Advocacy organizations 
  • Endowment Funds 
  • Fraternal organizations 
  • Golf courses 
  • Health care providers with exception of mental health providers 
  • Private or social clubs 
  • Political campaign or organizations 
  • Trade associations (not providing direct services to public) 
  • Organizations that spend 20% or more of annual budget on lobbying activities 
  • Organizations that exclusively serve religious purposes, although religious organizations providing non-religious community services will be considered 

USE OF FUNDS  

The grantees shall use funds for short-term cash flow assistance to continue operations, provide increased services and supports, or to reopen the nonprofit following the COVID-19 pandemic. Any other use of the funds, including paying debts incurred prior to March 1, 2020, is not permitted.    

APPLICATION PROCESS    

  • Applications are now closed.
  • Assistance will be awarded on a first come, first ready to proceed basis. 
  • Payment will be made as a one-time payment, per application, in the form of a check from IEDA to the applicant. 

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Program Contact(s)

Local: 515.348.8897
Toll Free: 855.854.2440 

Phone hours: M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Messages left after hours will be answered within one business day. 

 
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