Due to the impact of COVID-19, we are gathering resources and information that may be of use to our partners across the state.
The Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention (EFP) Program will provide short-term relief to income-eligible renters and homeowners.More Information Here
Gov. Reynolds recently launched a social media campaign to encourage Iowans to “Step Up, Mask Up” and help slow the spread of COVID-19. To help raise awareness, consider posting a photo of yourself wearing a mask on your personal social networks and use the hashtag #StepUpMaskUpIA.
The Iowa Finance Authority has awarded the first round of Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Cares Act funds. The ESG program is a homeless assistance program with eligible activities including Street Outreach, Shelter, Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing. The supplemental funding was made available through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Approximately $9 million was awarded in the first round.Iowa ESG-CV First Round Awards
Funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been provided under the recent Cares Act passed by Congress and the deadline for individuals to apply has been extended to June 30, 2020. Iowa families finding it difficult to pay their utility bills due to COVID-19 can apply for the Energy Assistance program at their local community action agency.More Information Here
Governor Reynolds announced the launch of TestIowa.com, a new initiative with the goal to dramatically increase the rate of COVID-19 testing which will help stem the spread and get us back to normal as quickly as possible.Complete your health assessment today