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.


Governors’ Offices

Office of Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds |
Office of Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts |
Office of South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem |

Health Resources

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention |
Iowa Department of Public Health |
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services |
South Dakota Department of Health |
Siouxland District Health Department |

Unemployment Benefits and Other Assistance

Iowa Unemployment Benefits |
Nebraska Unemployment Benefits |
South Dakota Reemployment Assistance |
Mortgage, Rent, & Utility Assistance |
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program |
Federal Family and Medical Leave Act |

Business Services & Guidance

Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters |
Iowa Economic Development Authority Business Resources |
Internal Revenue Service |
Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources |
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans |
U.S. Chamber of Commerce |
Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives |
CDC Guidance for Business |
Service Corp of Retired Executives |
Iowa Association of Business & Industry |

Managing Stress, Anxiety & Personal Well Being

Mental Health & Crisis |

Local Financial Resources / Recovery Funds

Siouxland Recovery Fund |

Food Resources

Children School Lunch Programs

Food Bank of Siouxland |

Volunteer Opportunities

LifeServe Blood Center |

Volunteers for South Dakota |