The application period for the second round of supplemental funding of the Iowa Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program is now closed.
The ESG program is a homeless assistance program with eligible activities including Street Outreach, Shelter, Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing. The Iowa Finance Authority awarded the first round of Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Cares Act funds in July 2020. 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.
Funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been provided under the recent Cares Act passed by Congress and the application period ends April 30. 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
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.
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