COVID-19 INFORMATION/RESOURCES

HEALTH RESOURCES

COVID-19 in IOWA https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/

CDC Guidance for Businesses & Organizations: https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus/Business-and-Organizations.

Center for Disease Control https://www.cdc.gov/”

Iowa Dept. of Health https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

HELPFUL LINKS FOR BUSINESSES

Iowa Workforce (Information on Unemployment Insurance) – https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/updates-and-resources-about-covid-19

Iowa Economic Development Authority – https://www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/our-agency-detail-resources/6710

Iowa Small Business Development Centerhttp://iowasbdc.org/covid-19/

U.S. Chamber’s CARES Act/ Small Business Loan Guide – To help you determine: “Am I eligible? What will lenders ask? How much can I borrow? Will this loan be forgiven?” Click here to access.

Current Press Releases Gov. Reynolds – https://governor.iowa.gov/newsroom.

IRS – https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR0utR4YgrCuw-eOv_4yUpjxNRfUVQBWNygfif08fzjyFZJdnVA63hKQBMg

Back2Biz Reopening Packet From the SBDChttp://iowasbdc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/BacktoBiz-guidebook-final.pdf

FUNDING/RELIEF/GRANTS/LOANS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

1st Draw PPP Loan – SBA, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for First Draw Loans the week of January 11, 2021. See more details and application at https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program/first-draw-ppp-loans

2nd Draw PPP Loan – SBA, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for First Draw PPP Loans the week of January 11, 2021. SBA will begin accepting applications for Second Draw PPP Loans on January 13, 2021. See more details and application at https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program/second-draw-ppp-loans

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant – The Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant program was established by The Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, signed into law on December 27, 2020. The program includes $15 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by the Small Business Administration’s Office of Disaster Assistance. More details at https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/shuttered-venue-operators-grant

Iowa Restaurant & Bar Relief Grant Program Fact Sheet (Application Opens Feb 1st, 2021) – https://d31hzlhk6di2h5.cloudfront.net/20210125/c1/92/52/a2/277a7fd865ab8246bc8ba3ae/FS_12521RestAndBarRelief.pdf

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) Applicationhttps://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/covid-19-economic-injury-disaster-loans

Grants.govhttps://www.grants.gov/ – A great resource for government funded grant opportunities. Learn about grants, apply for a DUN number, and search for available government grants.

IEDA Small Business Utility Disruption Prevention Program – The program will provide short-term relief to eligible small businesses and nonprofits that faced significant hardship in the payment of utility bills for service provided during the months of disruption to their business due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program offers grants up to $7,500 to be applied to utility bill debt for eligible small businesses. (Application Closed)

Jackson County Emergency Business Assistance Loan Program – Contact Maquoketa Chamber at director@maquoketachamber.com or Jackson County Economic Alliance at hockenberry@thejcea.org for program details and application.

Main Street Lending Program – Program overview can be found at http://iowasbdc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/SBDC-Iowa-Main-Street-Loan-Program-Overview.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0K8W2h1GJtATkwU3Op1VIgd70a4KeTIaogXdB-2kZZhVX8rUYANqnVbFI Program tool kit and FAQs can be found at https://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/mainstreetlending.htm?fbclid=IwAR27ndEgIAg7kEDeR86q7aQsdgNjycv4Bi_uELOTgrFn1P9jA2C2Vw14PZ0

LISC Small Business Relief Grants https://www.lisc.org/covid-19/small-business-assistance/small-business-relief-grants/

Iowa Arts & Culture Emergency Relief Fund – https://iowaculture.gov/arts/grants/iowa-arts-emergency-relief-fund/program-guidelines

Funding for Women Entrepreneurs –https://www.globalgiving.org/redbackpackfund/ (Application Closed)

Relief for Restaurant Employees – https://rerf.us/

Iowa Small Business Relief Fund – https://www.empowermoney.org/smallbusinessrelief (Application Closed)

SBA’s Small Business Guidance and Loans (All) – click here

UPCOMING WEBINARS & ZOOM MEETINGS:

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED WEBINARS & ZOOM MEETINGS:

PPP & EIDL – What’s New for 2021 – Recorded 1/14/2021 Joel Youngs, with the Small Business Development Center, shares updates to the PPP, EIDL and 2nd draw PPP relief funding that now have open applications for businesses financially impacted by COVID 19. https://score.zoom.us/rec/share/EWow-g-x95O6M8tzdn820qWyTcBBydoupXyXN6ca26XNayIZKLyTLexnhjz-v-lr.ZjkRSJLSN6vsiiPl

Shuttered Venue Grant Information Update/SBAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery&v=PdfQGb6z-gg&feature=youtu.be

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Update 1/5/2021 – U.S. Chamber reports on details of the next phase of COVID relief for small businesses, including PPP, 2nd PPP Draw, Tax Credits, and EIDL Grants/Loans. https://www.uschamber.com/co/events/small-business-update-town-hall/stimulus-employee-retention-tax-credit-ppp-update?utm_medium=Email&utm_source=SFMC&utm_campaign=&utm_content=

Maquoketa Chamber Member Legislative Luncheon with special guests, Senator Carrie Koelker and Representative Andy McKean. Click the link below and enter password to view the recording from Tuesday, May 26th.

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/play/upF7duuvr243GdCWtgSDAKR5W9S7Jv6sgXcervZczBy8AngHZlTwZuMWMLQs5ABtN3KXWrvbSeXEdSHP?continueMode=true

Password: 5Z!br16W

National Small Business Town Hall recordings 1-7 at the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=inc+town+hall+chamber+of+commerce

Maquoketa Chamber of Commerce Lunch & Learn “How to Work a Budget” – See a recording of this Zoom Lunch & Learn at https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/y5RFP6Gr62JLHYXG7HHidId_BY36X6a80CcW_KEEzEY8imsY2huw7xNIVs1L66cr Password: 8O!=k+5#