COVID-19 Business Disruption Relief Program

COVID-19 Funding Programs

AN EXTENSION OF THE IOWA SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF GRANT PROGRAM

Governor Reynolds allocated federal CARES Act funds to assist bars, taverns and other establishments impacted by the Aug. 27, 2020, COVID-19 disaster proclamation that closed bars in six counties.

  • Eligible businesses will receive a one-time $10,000 grant to assist with short-term cash flow.

AWARDS
Awards made on October 5, 2020 [PDF]

Businesses must be located in one of the following counties:

  • Black Hawk
  • Dallas
  • Johnson
  • Linn
  • Polk
  • Story 

Eligible businesses types:

  • Licensed bar or tavern
  • Brewery
  • Distillery
  • Winery 
  • Other eligible licensed establishment that sells alcoholic beverages for consumption on premises

Eligible businesses must be in good standing with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division, Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals and the Iowa Department of Revenue.

The online application was available beginning Thurs., Sept. 10 through Thursday, September 24 at 5:00 p.m. The program is no longer taking applicants.

For more information, contact:
Toll-free: 866.265.8879
Local: 515.348.8817

Phone hours: M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Messages left after hours will be answered within one business day.

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