iowa nonprofit recovery fund

The Iowa Economic Development Authority, through funds allocated by Governor Reynolds via the CARES Act, are now offering the Iowa Nonprofit Recovery Fund to assist nonprofits economically impacted by COVID-19. Applications are being accepted until all funds have been exhausted.

Additional information and application materials can be found here.


Iowa West Foundation and PCCF hosted a free Virtual Grants Workshop on the Southwest Iowa COVID-19 Response Fund.

For our nonprofit partners who are unable to meet payroll as a result of fundraising loss, event cancellation, or other COVID-19 related impacts, this workshop will guide you in the process of applying to the Southwest Iowa COVID-19 Response Fund for operating costs.

** Note: only nonprofits with physical facilities in Southwest Iowa are eligible for this support.

Recorded June 24, 2020

Best practices and considerations for nonprofit re-engagement

Please note: these guidelines are intended simply as recommendations for organizations. Should nonprofits have specific questions regarding legal or financial issues, they should consult their own counsel and financial professionals.

PCCF_Nonprofit Plan for Re-engagement - May 26, 2020.pdf

For nonprofit organizations looking for a Paycheck Protection Program loan, Fundera's PPP application will help you access banks that are accepting applications from new customers. You could also contact local community banks to see if you can move your business deposit account to their bank in order for them to accept your PPP application. Visit to learn more about your relief financing options.

** Connect with your accountant or the Small Business Administration if you have questions regarding eligibility or applying. **

FEMA Webinar

TOPIC: COVID-19 Disaster Recovery/Reimbursement - Eligibility and Application Process

HOSTED BY: Douglas Reed, Director of Pottawattamie County Emergency Management

** Recorded on April 17
2020-04-17 13.02 FEMA Funds for Nonprofits.mp4


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