COVID-19 Business Assistance

Iowa Economic Development Authority Small Business Grants:

Monday, March 23, Governor Reynolds announced a new Iowa Small Business Relief Program that will provide financial assistance including grants to eligible small businesses ranging from $5,000-$25,000 and tax deferrals to any Iowa businesses that have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will be available at Tuesday, March 24, at 8 a.m. Application deadline is Tuesday, March 31, at 12 p.m.

SBA Business Assistance:

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a disaster declaration for the state of Iowa. The declaration allows pandemic-impacted small businesses to apply for low-interest support loans.

Applications can be made and monitored via the SBA’s website:

For questions, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or email


Additional Information is expected to be available April 3rd. 

Additional Resources:

Comprehensive list of resources

Assistance for employees impacted by Covid-19

Business Surveys:

Iowa Economic Development Authority is asking businesses to complete this survey on Covid-19 business impacts.

Results of the Des Moines Partnership Business Impact Survey