The State of Iowa has now created a fund to help Targeted Small Businesses with no employees that have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The program offers eligible small businesses grants ranging from $5,000-$10,000 to businesses that are single owners with no employees that are also TSB certified, or have an application submitted to the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) by April 10, 2020 to become TSB certified.
The Iowa Center for Economic Success will review grant applications for eligibility and determine the grant amount by the level of impact including loss in sales revenue and employees.
The following documents are required for upload in the online application:
- 3-month income statement
- Revenues – March 2019
- Revenues – March 2020 to date
- Balance Sheet (as of application date)
- Completed Business W-9 Form
Additionally, you must provide:
- Date of business establishment
- Description of Economic Impact Loss (loss of sales or revenue)
- Estimated loss of revenues March 15, 2020 – April 15, 2020
- Description of how funds will be utilized to maintain operations or reopen after the disaster
How is eligibility determined:
- Must be experiencing disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic; and
- Be a Targeted Small Business or have an application in process by April 10, 2020 to become certified as a Targeted Small business in accordance with Chapter 52 of Iowa Code.; and
- Be a single owner business with no employees, or a corporation with only one owner and no employees; and
- Verify that Targeted Small Business income is the primary source of income for the business owner
To be eligible for TSB Certification, businesses must be:
- Located in the state of Iowa; and
- Operating for a profit; and
- Make less than $4 million in gross income, computed as an average of the preceding three fiscal years; and
- Majority owned (51% or more), operated and managed by a female, individual with minority status, service disabled veteran or individual with a disability
The funds may not be used to pay debts incurred prior to March 17, 2020.