COVID-19 State and Federal Resources

The NIACC Pappajohn Center & SBDC is still providing free one-on-one business counseling for our clients. In addition to our usual business counseling services, we are committed to providing accurate and up-to-date resources to assist your business during this rapidly changing economic environment. Resources from State and Federal sources are available.

Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA)

IEDA Business Recovery Assistance - the most comprehensive page of resources for Iowans

Iowa Small Business Relief Fund

On Monday, March 23, Governor Reynolds announced a new Iowa Small Business Relief Program that will provide financial assistance to small businesses and tax deferrals to any Iowa businesses that have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This program is not currently accepting applications.

COVID-19 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 offers eligible small businesses grants ranging from $5,000-$10,000 to businesses that are sole proprietors or single-member LLCs that are also TSB certified, or have an application submitted to the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) by April 10, 2020 to become TSB certified.

Applications are currently closed.

Iowa Workforce Development

Iowa Business Recovery Resources

Updates and Resources about COVID-19

Includes details on Iowa’s declared Public Health Emergency which allows for:

  • Suspends penalty and interest on late property tax payments
  • Evictions suspended
  • Temporarily allows bars & restaurants to sell alcohol as drive up/carry out

Employer Webinar: Unemployment Insurance during COVID-19