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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UPDATE: APRIL 2
GOVERNOR SIGNS PROCLAMATION TO EXTEND FRONTINE REGULATORY RELIEF
Governor Reynolds signs new Public Health Disaster proclamation extending critical regulatory relief for an additional 30 days to those on the frontlines of COVID19 recovery. View the proclamation here.
UPDATE: JANUARY 25
IOWA RESTAURANT AND BAR RELIEF GRANT PROGRAM - THIS PROGRAM IS NOW CLOSED.
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. 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.