Public Announcements


SBA and Treasury Release Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application

Release Date: 
Friday, May 15, 2020
Release Number: 

Washington—Today, the Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and detailed instructions for the application.

The form and instructions inform borrowers how to apply for forgiveness of their PPP loans, consistent with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).  SBA will also soon issue regulations and guidance to further assist borrowers as they complete their applications, and to provide lenders with guidance on their responsibilities.



NEW! DSM Small Business Recovery Grant

The Greater Des Moines Partnership, Polk County and the City of Des Moines are teaming with Carlisle, Clive, Indianola, Johnston, Norwalk, Urbandale, West Des Moines, Warren County and Windsor Heights to create a grant program to help keep small businesses in business. We are — and plan to remain — DSM strong. Apply May 5 through midnight May 20, 2020.


PPP: SBA Paycheck Protection Loan

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small businesses is now available. Contact your bank or an SBA lender. 


COVID-19 TSB Sole Operator Fund

A fund has been created to support TSBs with zero employees that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 


SBA Disaster Loan

SBA will begin accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance applications on a limited basis only to provide relief to U.S. agricultural businesses. 

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at


Iowa Economic Development Authority Resources

On Monday, March 23, Governor Reynolds announced a new Iowa Small Business Relief Program that will provide financial assistance to small businesses and tax deferrals to any Iowa businesses that have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.



BrownWinick COVID-19 Resource Page

Our partner BrownWinick posts summaries of legal updates for business owners and individuals within 24-48 hours of the date the legislation is passed, Proclamation is issued, etc. Find more information at


Facebook Small Business Grants Program

This program is in the works. Sign up for updates at


Iowa Department of Public Health NEW COVID-19 Website

IDPH has launched a new website to host information regarding the spread of COVID-19 in Iowa. GO HERE >


Iowa Business Information on COVID-19

IASourceLink shares resources available to small business owners in Iowa. Read updates here:


Q & A - Questions about SBA Disaster Loans

Some really good questions here, like who qualifies and how do I apply...


SBDC Directory of Resources for Small Businesses

Read how the SBDC can help, and see their comprehensive directory of resources at


Iowa Workforce Development Information

IWD offers a directory of resources on COVID-19. Find Q & A and more info here:


NAWBO Institute for Entrepreneurial Development

The NAWBO Institute for Entrepreneurial Development is loaded with tools for coping with the current pandemic. Read more here: