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Disaster relief

Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa: Black Hawk County COVID-19 Cooperative Disaster Response Fund

The Black Hawk County COVID-19 Cooperative Disaster Response Fund provides support to organizations assisting in the response and recovery efforts of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The intent of the fund is to be responsive to nonprofits serving Black Hawk County that are providing basic...

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Log in or create an account to apply on the CFNEIA Grants page. 

Community Foundation of Johnson County: Emergency Response Fund

The Community Foundation of Johnson County Emergency Response Grants Program will support nonprofit organizations, schools, or units of government serving Johnson County residents who are experiencing increased demand for their services and/or have had their operations adversely impacted by the...

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Applications are submitted via our online grant system. Applications will be reviewed, and funding decisions made on a rolling basis, as quickly as possible. 

Grant decisions are made by the Community Foundation’s Granting Committee.  As needed, guidance about Johnson County’s critical needs will be sought from Johnson County’s Community Organizations Active in Disasters (COAD).

Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque Disaster Recovery Fund

To enable a coordinated response to help people in the Dubuque region most affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Grants are provided to community-based organizations/service providers active in current response and/or preparation in the area of economic and health impacts for vulnerable populations. 

Grants are made only to cover needs that are not being met by existing local, state and federal resources and programs. Initial grants are awarded outside of an application process to provide flexible support to trusted partners quickly and are provided for direct client assistance and/or organization capacity needs due to demands of the disaster. 

Follow the link for access to the application process. 

Iowa Small Business Relief Fund

Offers information on federal CARES Act, IEDA Small Business Relief Grants, Iowa Business Tax Deferral, Targeted Small Business Sole Operator Fund, and other resources.

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Iowa Economic Development

To help public health professionals determine if a federally funded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) administered by the Iowa Economic Development Authority can be of assistance.

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Follow link provided for details on submitting letters of application. 

U.S. Small Business Administration Coronavirus Relief Options

In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, offers a number of new, temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak including the Paycheck Protection Program, EIDL Loan Advance, SBA Express Bridge Loans, and SBA Debt Relief.

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