Latest COVID Related News & Updates

Webinar – Cyber Security: What You Need to Know

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced small businesses to get creative with how to stay productive while also ensuring the safety of employees, families, and communities. This webinar will help guide you through some of the unique issues you might face while your workforce...

$349 Billion Cap for Small Business Loans Reached

The small business rescue fund program hit its limit late yesterday and is now out of money. As a result, the SBA is currently unable to accept new applications for the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. Lawmakers and the Trump...

Healthcare Workers and Mental Health

During the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare workers have been on the frontlines, sacrificing their energy and safety, to help those affected by the virus. Although healthcare workers are trained in disaster response, the toll on mental health is significant. Learn more...

Webinar – State of the Community: Arts and Culture

The Iowa City Area Community is known for arts, culture, and signature community events. Leaders in these fields share short term plans and longer-term COVID-19 considerations for venues and gathering spaces and the role it may have on our larger economy.  View...

Stimulus Payments: Check Your Payment Status

The Economic Impact Payments, or stimulus payments, are being processed and should hit bank accounts or mail boxes soon. To check the status of your payment, visit the IRS website's Get My Payment page.  

Side-by-Side Comparison Chart of EIDL & PPP

In addition to the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) expansion, the CARES Act adds a new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to the SBA’s section 7(a) lending program. The PPP offers loans of up to $10 million for businesses to maintain payroll and related benefits,...

Federal Reserve Announces up to $2.3 Trillion in Loans for Businesses

The Federal Reserve announced yesterday that it will provide up to $2.3 trillion in loans to businesses, state and city governments — made possible in part by Treasury funds set aside in the government stimulus package. In essence, the Fed is answering the need for...

Congress Discusses Fourth Recovery Package

Congress is slated to return to DC on April 20th, depending on the severity of COVID-19. With that in mind, the White House as well as the Senate have been seeking to add another phase of the Coronavirus Stimulus Bill. “Let’s do the same bill we just did, make some...

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