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COVID-19: Iowa Business Recovery Assistance

COVID-19 Iowa Information

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Due to the economic impact of COVID-19 closures and postponements, we are gathering resources and information that may be of use to our partners across the state.

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Financial Assistance  |  Iowa Impact  |  Financial Guidance  |  Business Guidance  |  Business Impact Survey  |  Business Clarifications  |  Connectivity Resources
 

IOWA SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF FUND

On March 23, Governor Reynolds announced a new Iowa Small Business Relief Program to provide financial assistance to small businesses and tax deferrals to Iowa businesses economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is NOT first-come, first-served. All applications received by the deadline, March 31 at 12:00 p.m. (noon), will be reviewed for consideration. Please review the required documents before starting the online application. Click here to learn more and apply.

 

TARGETED SMALL BUSINESS SOLE OPERATOR FUND

A fund has been created to support Targeted Small Businesses (TSB) with zero employees that have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will process applications in order of receipt of application and submission of all required documents until funds are exhausted. Please review the requirements and eligibility guidelines here before starting an application. Click here to learn more and apply.

 

FEDERAL CARES ACT

The $2 trillion dollar Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”), provides economic relief to businesses, states and municipalities and individuals affected by COVID-19. While the scope of the CARES Act is wide-ranging, this limited summary provides a high-level overview of unemployment benefits and the relief available for qualifying business concerns.

 

SBA DISASTER ASSISTANCE LOANS

The SBA issued a disaster declaration for the state of Iowa as of March 21, 2020. The declaration allows pandemic-impacted small businesses to apply for low-interest support loans. The declaration comes after Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds submitted a federal funding request via the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. Click here for application links and more information.


 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Iowa Small Business Relief Fund
Apply for Funding

TSB Sole Operator Fund
Apply for Funding

Federal CARES Act
Summary Overview for Businesses

SBA Disaster Assistance Loans
Apply for Funding

CDBG Grant Funds
Funds to Support Infectious Disease Response [PDF]

Iowa Workforce Development
Assistance for employees and employers affected by COVID-19 related layoffs

Delta Dental Relief Programs
Advance Claims Payment Program for Dentists
Nonprofit Emergency Operating Relief Grant

Facebook
Small Business Grant Program
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IOWA IMPACT

Office of the Governor of Iowa
Latest News and Information

Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division
Updated Rules and Regulations for Bars & Restaurants

Iowa Childcare Availability Map
Providers and Availability

Iowa Department of Inspections & Appeals
FAQ for Food & Lodging Businesses

Iowa Department of Revenue
COVID-19 Information

Iowa Department of Transportation
COVID-19 Information

Iowa Housing Recovery
COVID-19 Information

Iowa Legal Aid
Resources for Civil Legal Issues

Iowa Utilities Board
Order Extending Winter Moratorium for Electric and Natural Gas Customers

Iowa Workforce Development
Iowa Workforce Development Response to COVID-19

Volunteer Iowa
COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunities
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FINANCIAL GUIDANCE

Internal Revenue Service
Tax Payment Deadline Extended to July 15, 2020

Iowa Bankers Association
Guidance for Financial Institutions
Guidance for Consumers

JPMorgan Chase
Guide to Navigating Economic Uncertainty
Fraud Prevention Tips
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BUSINESS GUIDANCE

Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives
SBA Disaster Loan Information

CIRAS at Iowa State University
How to deal with COVID-19

IASourceLink
Iowa Business Information on COVID-19

Iowa Small Business Development Center
How to Prepare Your Small Business for Coronavirus

Main Street America Resource Center
Guidance for Your Community

ProCircular
Iowa Company Offers Free Cybersecurity Scans to Critical Infrastructure

RestoreYourEconomy.com
COVID-19 Resources for Economic Development Planning & Recovery

Tourism Resources
Information for Iowa Tourism Partners

‚ÄčU.S. Chamber of Commerce
COVID-19 Preparedness Checklist

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers [PDF]

U.S. Treasury TTB
Guidance for the Manufacture of Hand Sanitizer
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COVID-19 IMPACT SURVEY

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) partnered with the University of Northern Iowa – Institute for Decision Making to survey businesses about what is being experienced and how the business is handling the current crisis.

The survey is now closed. Thank you for your feedback. IEDA will use the information collected to help form its public policy in response to the crisis, as well as potential assistance to businesses.

SURVEY TRACKING: Final responses by county as of March 23, 2020 at 5 p.m. [PDF] and tracking map.
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BUSINESS CLARIFICATIONS

Retail Store Closures
A retail store that the Office of the Governor has closed under the March 26 proclamation must have their establishment closed to the public.  However, these stores can still sell to the public online or by telephone with delivery or curbside pickup of their goods without opening their store.
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CONNECTIVITY RESOURCES

CenturyLink
Well-Being Focused Approach to care for people and our business amid COVID-19

Mediacom
Mediacom Announces Company Initiatives to Combat Spread of Coronavirus
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