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 programs:

  • COVID-19 Funeral Assistance - The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. At FEMA, our mission is to help people before, during and after disasters. We are dedicated to helping ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus. Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.
  • Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RFF)
  • Assistance Programs for Renters and Homeowners
    • Assistance for Renters: The Iowa Rent and Utility Assistance Program will provide eligible COVID-19 impacted renters with rent and/or utility assistance for a total of up to 12 months. Full program details and an eligibility precheck are available under "Assistance for Renters" at IowaHousingRecovery.com.
    • Assistance for Homeowners: The Iowa Homeowner Eviction Prevention Program will reopen to provide eligible COVID-19 impacted homeowners at imminent risk of eviction with mortgage assistance for up to four months, with a maximum assistance per household of $3,600. The short-term program will be available until funds are exhausted or a new federal program is launched. Program funding is provided through federal CARES Act funds. Program eligibility details are available under Assistance for Homeowners at IowaHousingRecovery.com.
  • Recovery Rebate Credit - If you didn’t get the full Economic Impact Payment, you may be eligible to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit. The IRS and Treasury have issued all first and second Economic Impact Payments. If you didn’t get any Economic Impact Payments or got less than the full amounts, you may qualify for the Recovery Rebate Credit and must file a 2020 tax return to claim the credit even if you don’t normally file. INFO: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/recovery-rebate-credit
  • Paycheck Protection Program:
    • The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Borrowers may be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness.
    • Paycheck Protection Program has been extended to May 31
    • 1. Find a lender:

      2. Identify a loan:

      • First Draw PPP loans: If you have not received a PPP loan before, First Draw PPP loans are available to you.
      • Second Draw PPP loans: If you have previously received a PPP loan, certain businesses are eligible for a Second Draw PPP loan.

Osceola Regional Health Center:

State of Iowa:

School District Updates:

More Business Resources:

Resources for non-profits:

Other resources:

  1. COVID Recovery Iowa - free virtual counseling and assistance
  2. Call 211 or 1-800-244-7431 if you have COVID-19 related questions (available 24/7)
  3. Iowa Concern Hotline: 800-447-1985. 
  4. Alliant Energy Energy Assistance 
  5. COVID-19 Multi-Lingual Hotline: 1-877-558-2609. 
  6. Iowa Legal Aid: 2020 Coronavirus Outbreak: What you need to know
  7. Child Care Guidance in Response to COVID-19 from Iowa Child Care Resource & Referral - call (877) 216-8481.