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Recovery Resources for Businesses After COVID-19

Additional Funding Notice: The SBA will resume accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications from participating lenders on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 10:30am EDT. Click here to learn more.
So we made it over the hump — what now? A lot of us might be asking ourselves that exact question in the wake of COVID-19. Alongside the business owners of Iowa, we are making a strategic pivot in order to better help the recovery side of this pandemic. Below is a list of organizations who have created helpful guides, programs, creative pivots, articles for what's next in your industry, and more!

Can't find recovery resources for your industry? Email our team at so we can help!

Greater Des Moines Partnership:
DSM Forward is a compilation of playbooks devoted to helping businesses and industries prepare for next steps related to economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. DSM Forward includes industry-specific playbooks with assessments and recommendations — leveraging international, national, state and local sources, and following federal, state and local public health official recommendations — to help guide businesses and organizations as they determine pathways toward the future in an ever-changing landscape.

America's SBDC Iowa:
The America’s SBDC Iowa knows the many challenges that small business owners are facing due to the impact of COVID-19. They created a #Back2Biz Guidebook and additional resources as a way to provide helpful information as businesses reopen.

Check out this Industry Resource Hub, full of action plans for small businesses, creative pivots, articles on what's next for various industries, and more! SCORE has also mobilized a new, faster way to work with mentors. This is happening through real time mentoring

If you know of any additional resources that would be beneficial to our Iowa Business Community, please contact our team at

All information, when posted, is up-to-date and is subject to change. Please continue to check back regularly for updates.