Iowa Business Recovery
COVID-19 Iowa Information
Iowa COVID-19 Business Recovery
Due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) is gathering resources and information that may be of use to partners across Iowa.
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NEW PANDEMIC IMPACT SURVEY FOR IOWA'S BUSINESSES AND NONPROFITS
The IEDA is once again partnering with the University of Northern Iowa to undertake a survey to assess the current impacts of the pandemic on Iowa’s businesses and nonprofit organizations. IEDA hopes you will complete the survey or forward the link to businesses/attractions/organizations within your communities. The deadline to complete this survey is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.
The information collected will be used to form public policy and programming in response to the ongoing impacts of the pandemic on Iowa. Assistance promoting the two previous statewide surveys in March and May 2020 was critically important and provided Iowa with useful information and data.
UPDATE: JANUARY 25
IOWA RESTAURANT AND BAR RELIEF GRANT PROGRAM
Governor Reynolds allocated $40 million in federal CARES Act funds to provide financial relief for eligible restaurants and bars impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Iowa Restaurant and Bar Relief Program will assist many Iowa establishments that were among the most directly and hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated closures and mitigation efforts. The application period has closed, and completed applications received are under review. Learn more.
UPDATE: JANUARY 20
IOWA SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF GRANT TAX EXEMPTION GUIDANCE ISSUED
The Iowa Department of Revenue issued guidance to recipients of the Iowa Small Business Relief Grants through IEDA. The updated guidance explains the tax exemption, identifies qualifying grants and directs taxpayers on how to claim the exemption on the Iowa tax returns. Read the updated guidance in its entirety.
UPDATE: DECEMBER 4
COVID-19 RECOVERY RELATED AMERICORPS POSITIONS STILL AVAILABLE
IEDA is working with dozens of community organizations across the state to leverage AmeriCorps State members for intensive, full- and part-time positions to support ongoing needs as a result of the impact of COVID-19. See a list of positions being filled and details of the program.
UPDATE: NOVEMBER 17
ENHANCED PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES PUT INTO PLACE
Effective November 17 at 12:01 a.m. through February 6, 2021, Governor Reynolds enacted additional public health measures, including further limits on social gatherings, mask requirements for indoor public buildings (with certain exceptions) and additional health measures at restaurants, bars and personal service establishments. Read the proclamation in its entirety and a summary of the enhanced measures.