Update on resources available for small businesses affected by COVID-19

By: Donovan W. Mann – donovanm@977thebolt.com

Humboldt, IA – Governor Kim Reynolds announces a small business relief program for Iowa business impacted by COVID-19.

Director of the Humboldt County Development Association, Alissa O’Connor, informs KHBT of an announcement from Governor Reynolds on the states plan to assist small businesses economically impacted by COVID-19.

The statement from Reynolds says “the program offers eligible small businesses grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 in addition to offering Iowa businesses a deferral of sales and withholding takes due and waiver of penalty and interest.”

O’Connor says that this program by the state is to help with immediate relief to businesses impacted by the virus and that it is important they apply. She says that this program is not designed to carry businesses through a long term period. Businesses are also encouraged to reach out to small businesses development centers and in order to assure they are finding the assistance that best fits their needs.

O’Connor says that she and her office are continuing to gather information about the impact of COVID-19 on businesses of all types. She says that her office is there to help and will continue to keep businesses informed but also heavily encourages businesses to contact her directly. “We can help find the information you need it’s just all coming out so quickly that the best thing really we can do is help each individual business on a case-by-case basis” she says.

O’Connor and the Humboldt County Development Association want to continue to assist the businesses community through the trying times caused by COVID-19. They encourage area businesses to take the following survey to better inform the state of the impact on the community https://uni.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4SK7W5qa88IkhXT.

For more information or to seek assistance from the Humboldt County Development Association email Alissa O’Connor at alissa@humboldtcountyiowa.com.