Resources & Updates

Summary of Bipartisan Agreement on “CARES” Act – This is a summary provided by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as of 9:00 AM on Thursday, March 26th.

Bill text can be found: here. A section-by-section summary released by the Senate can be found here. A summary of the appropriations provisions released by the Senate can be found here.

Small Business Economic Injury Disaster Loans – The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus. Iowa, Nebraska & South Dakota businesses are eligible for these loans.

Resilience in a Box from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – If your business needs help with your response and continuity plans, check out the tools available to you in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Resilience in a Box program.

IOWA SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF FUND – On Monday, March 23, Governor Reynolds announced a new Iowa Small Business Relief Program that will provide financial assistance to small businesses and tax deferrals to any Iowa businesses that have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will be available on this website on Tuesday, March 24, at 8 a.m. The application deadline is Tuesday, March 31, at 12:00 Noon.

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Governors’ Offices

Office of Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds | governor.iowa.gov/
Office of Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts | governor.nebraska.gov/
Office of South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem | sd.gov/governor/

Health Resources

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention | cdc.gov/
Iowa Department of Public Health | idph.iowa.gov/
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services | dhhs.ne.gov/
South Dakota Department of Health | doh.sd.gov/
Siouxland District Health Department | siouxlanddistricthealth.org/

Unemployment Benefits and Other Assistance

Iowa Unemployment Benefits | iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/unemployment-insurance-benefits
Nebraska Unemployment Benefits | dol.nebraska.gov/
South Dakota Reemployment Assistance | dlr.sd.gov/
Mortgage, Rent, & Utility Assistance | 211.org/services/covid19
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program | fns.usda.gov/disaster/pandemic/covid-19
Federal Family and Medical Leave Act | dol.gov/agencies/whd/fmla/pandemic

Business Services & Guidance

Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters | https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/
Iowa Economic Development Authority Business Resources | iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/our-agency-detail-resources/6710
Internal Revenue Service | irs.gov/coronavirus
Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources | sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans | sba.gov/about-sba/sba-newsroom/press-releases-media-advisories/sba-provide-disaster-assistance-loans-small-businesses-impacted-coronavirus-covid-19
U.S. Chamber of Commerce | uschamber.com/co/start/strategy/small-business-resources-for-surviving-coronavirus
Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives | resources.acce.org/crisismanagement
CDC Guidance for Business | http://bit.ly/2x0oh3i
Service Corp of Retired Executives | www.score.org/blog/how-small-businesses-can-prepare-for-coronavirus
Iowa Association of Business & Industry | https://www.iowaabi.org/news/coronavirus/

Managing Stress, Anxiety & Personal Well Being

Mental Health & Crisis | www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Local Financial Resources / Recovery Funds

Siouxland Recovery Fund | unitedwaysiouxland.com/siouxland-recovery-fund

Food Resources

Children School Lunch Programs

Food Bank of Siouxland | https://siouxlandfoodbank.org/

Volunteer Opportunities

LifeServe Blood Center | https://www.lifeservebloodcenter.org/

Volunteers for South Dakota | https://volunteers.sd.gov/?fbclid=IwAR3qVx4Vtb9uNNrnlWDk4JdTVEwHT8OE7QVeISqaNClnO3gJDz6eYyQSqas