Posted by ICCRR in News on 3/25/2020

Child Care Programs,

On March 23, Governor Reynolds announced the launch of a new Iowa Small Business Relief Program to provide financial assistance to small businesses economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program offers grants ranging from $5,000-$25,000, in addition to offering a deferral of sales and use or withholding taxes due and waiver of penalty and interest to eligible businesses. 

  • Funds can be used to assist eligible businesses in maintaining operations or reopening business following the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Funds may not be used to pay debts incurred prior to March 17, 2020
  • Application deadline is Tuesday, March 31 at 12 p.m. (noon)
  • Please be patient and try again later if you're unable to access the online application. The program is NOT first-come, first-served. Each completed application received will be reviewed.


“Small businesses are the source of thriving main streets and community pride across Iowa,” said Gov. Reynolds. “The Small Business Relief Grant Program is another way we can support our small businesses during this unprecedented time.” 

Child Care Resource and Referral recognizes the importance of Iowa child care businesses. A variety of financial, health and educational resources can be found on our website here. Child Care Consultants are available to assist you in finding resources as needed.

#TogetherWeWill… Care4EachOther

Child Care Resource & Referral
Regional Directors
Melissa, Mary, Deb, Lora and Becky


Tags: small business , grant , relief fund , Iowa Economic Development

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