Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Please continue to check this page for updated resources to assist businesses and our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Financial assistance:

  • Iowa Residential Utility Disruption Prevention Program: Provides short-term relief to eligible residential electric, natural gas and water utility customers that face significant hardship in the payment of utility bills for service provided between March 17, 2020, and October 8, 2020.
  • Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention (EFP) Program: The COVID-19 EFP Program will provide short-term relief to income-eligible renters and homeowners.
  • PPP Payment Extensions: The Small Business Association (SBA) announced a deferral for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Payment Extensions for an additional 10 months. Click here to view the simpler loan forgiveness application. Webinar on December 3 - join Lead Lender Relations Specialist, Dave Lentell & District Director, Jayne Armstrong with the SBA Iowa District Office as they discuss PPP Forgiveness.
  • Assistance for Iowa Renters and Homeowners - This program will provide short-term relief to income-eligible renters and homeowners who are at risk of eviction or foreclosure. Click here for full info.
  • The Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) application portal is open to eligible small businesses, non-profits, and agricultural businesses impacted by COVID19. Apply for assistance here: https://sba.gov/disaster. 
  • Helpful contacts:

State of Iowa:

Osceola Regional Health Center:

School District Updates:

Iowa Workforce Development:

More Business Resources:

Resources for non-profits:

USDA Resources:

Other resources:

  1. Free Counseling available to ALL Iowans through new COVID Recovery Iowa program.
  2. Iowa renter/homeowner assistance program is accepting applications. Visit here or click here for the program overview (5.29.2020)
  3. A 24/7 hotline has been set up for Iowans to call with COVID-19 related questions. Call 211 or 1-800-244-7431. The Iowa Concern Hotline is also available on 800-447-1985. 
  4. Iowa Resource Coordination Center to help farmers through the pandemic
  5. Alliant Energy Energy Assistance 
  6. COVID-19 Multi-Lingual Hotline: Interpreters in high-demand languages are available from 8:30am-5pm with a 24-hour voicemail at 1-877-558-2609. 
  7. Iowa Legal Aid: 2020 Coronavirus Outbreak: What you need to know
  8. Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers
  9. Child Care Guidance in Response to COVID-19 from Iowa Child Care Resource & Referral. For questions call (877) 216-8481.
  10. Funding Opportunities Available to Childcare Programs
  11. DHS Child Care Availability