Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

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

Osceola Regional Health Center:

State of Iowa:

Financial assistance:

  • Paycheck Protection Program - Soon after the original June 30 deadline for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Congress voted to extend the program to August 8. The Paycheck Protection Program has resumed accepting applications in response to the Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act. View the EZ Forgiveness Application and Full Forgiveness Application forms here. Revised Lender and Borrower PPP application forms. 
  • The Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) application portal is open to ALL eligible small businesses, non-profits, and agricultural businesses impacted by COVID19. Learn more and apply for assistance: https://sba.gov/disaster.  All available funds for the EIDL Advance program have been allocated. By law, SBA is not able to issue EIDL Advances once program funding has been obligated and is no longer available. EIDL loan applications will still be processed even though the Advance is no longer available. For additional resources, small business owners are encouraged to visit www.sba.gov/coronavirus
  • Small business grants: LISC Small Business Relief Grants - Please register here to sign up for updates on further funding rounds. The next round opens July 27. In addition, Hello Alice has a $10,000 emergency COVID-19 Business for All Grant to help small businesses in crisis. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis and are due July 16, 2020. Apply here.
  • IRS Tax Credits: Three new credits are available to many businesses hit by COVID-19/ .
    • The employee retention credit can help employers keep employees on their payroll. The new employee retention credit is 50% of up to $10,000 in wages paid by an eligible employer whose business has been financially impacted by COVID-19.
    • The IRS recently issued Publication 5419, New Employer Tax Credits to help employers understand that tax credits available to them due to the coronavirus pandemic. The one-page document breaks down the details of the Employer Retention Credit and the credits for paid sick and family leave in easy-to-follow charts. Using the document, employers can quickly determine whether they are eligible for the credits, the amount of the credits and which wages apply to the credits.
    • IRS News for Business July 2020
    • More IRS info: www.irs.gov/coronavirus
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