COVID-19 Resources

The Chamber suggests local businesses seek information from the resources provided below while trying to navigate through the challenges presented by the COVID-19 Pandemic.  We will continue to update this page as more resources and information become available. Please call us at (319) 352-4526 if you have any questions.

Iowa Small Business Relief Application

Iowa Small Business Relief Fund ApplicationApplications are due Tuesday, March 31st, 12 Noon
Frequently asked Questions on the Iowa Small Business Relief Fund Application

Grant and Loan Information

Small Business Administration (SBA) Guidance & Resources Link:
https://www.sba.gov/page/guidance-businesses-employers-plan-respond-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19
SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus: https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19
The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) COVID-19: Iowa Business Recovery Assistance: https://www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/businessrecovery​

Business Guidance:

Iowa Department of Public Health Link for Businesses: https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus/Business-and-Organizations
COVID- 19 Main Street America Resources:  https://www.mainstreet.org/howwecanhelp/resourcecenter/covid19resources
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Link: https://www.uschamber.com/coronavirus?iesrc=ctr
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Link: COVID-19 Small Business Resource Page

CARES Act - National Aid Package:

CARES Act Summary by U.S. Chamber of Commerce as of 3/26/20
The Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act

Paycheck Protection Program for Small Businesses of 500 Employees or Less
(included in the CARES Act):

Program Overview
Lender Information Fact Sheet
Borrower Information Fact Sheet
Application Form

Employee Retention Tax Credit for Private Employers and Non Profits of Any Size
(included in the CARES Act):

Program Overview

Employer Information:

Iowa Workforce Development link for filing unemployment: https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/file-claim-unemployment-insurance-benefits
Summary of Families First Coronavirus Response Act: https://www.uschamber.com/issue-brief/summary-of-latest-congressional-action-coronavirus-response
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Q&A for Employers
Waverly Health Center COVID-19 Employer Information
Employee Rights Poster for COVID-19 by Iowa Works

Information and Legislation From Gov. Reynolds Concerning COVID-19:

Govenor Reynolds latest State Public Health Emergency Declaration as of 4/2/2020

Relevant Resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
Rural Development COVID-19 Response: https://rd.usda.gov/coronavirus
Advance Iowa’s Creative Solutions for your Business Webinars: https://advanceiowa.com/iowa-business-information-covid-19
Crisis Averted - 20 Steps Businesses Need to do Now (Slide Deck) (Webinar)

Community Resources:

Bremer County COVID-19 Resources: http://www.bremercovid19.com/
Community Resources from W-SR United Way: http://wsrunitedway.org/covid/

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