Iowa Business Recovery
Response to COVID-19
Due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) assisted in recovery efforts through funding programs, conducting research on economic conditions and ongoing impacts and working with community organizations across the state to leverage AmeriCorps State members to support ongoing needs as a result of the impact of COVID-19.
In addition to federal relief programs, IEDA supported local businesses across the state through federal funds allocated to Iowa. Data on programs offered and awarded funds can be found here.
Surveys and Research
IEDA partnered with the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) to conduct research and use survey results to form public policy on recovery and growth, including potential resources for businesses. Three executive summaries for each survey were prepared and are available here.
Recovery-Related AmeriCorps Positions
IEDA is working with community organizations across the state to leverage AmeriCorps State members for intensive, full- and part-time positions to support ongoing needs because of the impact of COVID-19. See a list of positions being filled and details of the program here.