Latest COVID Related News & Updates

BIPOC & Immigrant Business Grant Now Available

Project Better Together has partnered with the Community Foundation of Johnson County to assist in the administration of the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and Immigrant Owned Business Grant. Applications open Monday,  July 6th, and close on Monday, July 27th....

Video Series on COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

The Congolese Health Partnership, in collaboration with the Prevention Research Center at the University of Iowa, has put together a video series on COVID-19 frequently asked questions based on what we have been hearing in our refugee and immigrant communities. These...

Help the Iowa City Area Hold Our Own in Fighting the Spread of COVID-19

Johnson County, Iowa has seen a rapid uptick in positive COVID-19 cases in recent weeks following the full reopening of Iowa’s economy. As a result, local leaders who have volunteered to be part of the Project Better Together Steering Committee, are recommending that...

Iowa Workforce Development offers FREE Online Professional Courses

Iowa Workforce Development has partnered with Coursera to offer free online learning opportunities to Iowans during the pandemic. Coursera is an online learning platform with over 4,300 courses available from a variety of academic institutions and organizations...

Webinar – State of the Community: Project Better Together

Today's live webinar with community leaders discusses Project Better Together – a public/private/non-profit joint initiative to help our community recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and build a transformed future with greater economic diversity, growth,...

SBA Reopens EIDL for all Eligible Businsess

The SBA is now accepting new applications for Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are able to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of...

U.S. Chamber Updates Guide to PPP Loan Forgiveness

The U.S. Chamber recently updated their PPP guide to reflect recent substantive changes made by Congress and the administration to the PPP program to provide borrowers with more flexibility. These changes include: Extending the time to spend PPP funds from 8 weeks to...

Federal Reserve Board Expands its Main Street Lending Program

The Federal Reserve Board on Monday expanded its Main Street Lending Program to allow more small and medium-sized businesses to be able to receive support. The Board lowered the minimum loan amount, raised the maximum loan limit, adjusted the principal repayment...

Better Together Statement + Media Coverage: For Immediate Release

Today’s Iowa City Press-Citizen headline in no way represents the incredibly peaceful and respectful protests that took place last night in our community. We understand that this headline is largely the result of their parent company’s decimating cuts to this...

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