Updated covid-19 resource list

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Business Resources

Current Funding Sources

Business Resources

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Public Resources

Current Funding Sources

Business Resources

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Current Funding Sources

Current Funding Sources

Current Funding Sources

Business Resources

SBA - Disaster Assistance

 The Governor has issued disaster declaration to the SBA for all 99 counties in Iowa. Here is a link for small businesses and private non-profits to start applying for disaster relief. This does not apply to churches unfortunately. An injured business is defined as a business that cannot make payroll or PTO due to lack of commerce.  Click the link below to start the application

 https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance?fbclid=IwAR0GwZ08pHDrgR9QiK35mp56pClIZ7f9kXHFu_PW8uhoYLrXSaCVVfJyuy8 

Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Crisis Management


U.S. Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Resource Page


Iowa's Small Business Development Center


Iowa State Ciras - Center for Industrial Research & Service


Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce


OSHA COVID-19 guidelines


CDC interim guidance for businesses


U.S. Department of Labor  Announces new guidance on unemployment insurance flexibilities during COVID-19 outbreak. 


ESI Employee Assistance Group Coronavirus (COVID-19): What employers need to know.


Iowa Economic Development Authority

For Small Business Impacted by COVID-19

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration.


Once a declaration is made for designated areas within a state, the information on the application process for Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance will be made available to all affected communities as well as updated on the SBA website: SBA.gov/disaster


Public Resources

Iowa Department of Public Health COVID-19 hotline for Iowans:

 1-800-244-7431; hours of operation are 24/7. (Or, dial 2-1-1, for assistance at any time.)  

Iowa Department of Public Health Website

Pottawattamie County Health Department – COVID-19

This website contains the latest preparedness, response, and public information for Pottawattamie County, Iowa regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The information on this site originates from a vast partnership between local, state, and federal public health, medical, and emergency management partners.

Emergency Childcare - Council Bluffs School Foundation

Council Bluffs Minute with the Mayor Covid-19 YouTube Channel

Funding

CDBG Grant Funds to Support Infectious Disease Response

GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE IN IOWA -Iowa Economic Development Authority

As public health professionals, you work within communities and can assist in identifying the infectious disease response necessary to support citizens. Please use this guide to determine if a federally funded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) administered by the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) can be of assistance. 

U.S. Small Business Administration

Facebook Small Business Grant Program

 Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries 

 https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/grants?ref=alias 

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. 

 https://www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/reliefgrants 

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.

 https://www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/programDetails?pid=137&ppid=26