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:

  • Small Business Tax Credit Programs - The American Rescue Plan extends a number of critical tax benefits, particularly the Employee Retention Credit and Paid Leave Credit, to small businesses. INFO.
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) - the deadline to apply for a COVID-19 pandemic EIDL is December 31, 2021. The application portal is open to eligible small businesses, non-profits, and agricultural businesses impacted by COVID19. https://sba.gov/disaster. 
  • Assistance Programs for Renters and Homeowners - visit  IowaHousingRecovery.com.
    • 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.
    • The Iowa Homeowner Eviction Prevention Program provides 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.
  • Paycheck Protection Program ended on May 31, 2021. Existing borrowers may be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness. 
  • Shuttered Venue Operators Grant: Emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by the COVID pandemic. Access the application portal HERE.
  • COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

Osceola Regional Health Center:

State of Iowa:

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.