COVID-19: Financial Resources

The spread of COVID-19 (the coronavirus disease) has had a significant impact on the economy and business operations. The Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) at Iowa State University is helping companies understand the financial resources and tools available to Iowa companies to help them manage their business during this period.

Here are a few resources to assist you in understanding some of the COVID-19 financial tools and resources available:

State of Iowa Resources & Information

Iowa Economic Development Agency’s COVID-19: Iowa Business Recovery Assistance
Iowa Small Business Development Centers COVID-19 Resources

Federal Assistance Programs

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
US Small Business Administration Coronavirus Relief Options

General Resources

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) COVID-19 Resources
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Coronavirus Tax Relief
Iowa Department of Revenue COVID-19
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Save Small Business Fund


If your business is impacted by COVID-19, CIRAS can provide no-cost assistance to help you understand your next steps. CIRAS has an emergency response team in place to help guide you through the recovery process. Send an email to and we’ll be in touch within 24 hours.