COVID-19 INFORMATION

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/

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

Citizens Bank Minority-Owned Small Business Grant – Citizens will award 100 minority-owned businesses with grants of $15,000 each, a total of $1.5 million overall.

To apply, a business must be:

  • At least 51% minority owned, operated and controlled by an Asian American, Black American, Hispanic American or Native American
  • Either a Citizens Bank Business Banking account holder or, if not a Citizens customer, based within our 11-state footprint
  • In business for at least one year, with annual revenue of no more than $1 million

Eligible businesses can submit a statement (up to 150 words) describing how they would use the grant to strengthen and sustain both their business and their community. Entry deadline is Aug. 7, 2020 at 4:00 PM Central Time. https://citizensbank.minoritybusinessgrant.dja.com/

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.
 
For a full list of eligibility requirements, additional information and to apply, visit www.iowabusinessrecovery.comApplications will be accepted between July 17, 2020, and August 21, 2020, or until funding is depleted, whichever comes first. Applications will be reviewed in the order received. Assistance will be awarded based on application completeness and eligibility until all funds have been exhausted.
 
Questions regarding the Small Business Utility Disruption Prevention Program can be submitted via email to energyrecovery@iowaeda.com or by phone at 1.855.300.2342.

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

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.

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/

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

Iowa Small Business Relief Fund – https://www.empowermoney.org/smallbusinessrelief

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

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) Application– click here

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Application – click here

UPCOMING WEBINARS & ZOOM MEETINGS:

Reopening & Operating During a Pandemic – Hosted by Score, Friday, August 7th Noon-1pm http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=r5jbw4cab&oeidk=a07eh8i45j7ff97d002

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED WEBINARS & ZOOM MEETINGS:

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#