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Due to the impact of COVID-19, we are gathering resources and information that may be of use to our partners across the state.

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The Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention (EFP) Program The COVID-19 EFP Program will provide short-term relief to income-eligible renters and homeowners. More Information & Apply Here

Residential Utility Disruption Prevention Program This program will provide eligible households up to $2,000 for utility debt relief. More Information & Apply Here

Enhanced public health measures put into place

Effective Tues., Nov. 17 at 12:01 a.m. through Thurs., Dec. 10, Governor Reynolds has enacted additional public health measures, including further limits on social gatherings, mask requirements for indoor public buildings (with certain exceptions), limits on youth sporting events and additional health measures at restaurants, bars and personal service establishments.

Read the proclamation in its entirety here

Iowa Emergency Solutions Grant CARES Act (ESG-CV)

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.

Iowa ESG-CV First Round Awards

Iowa ESG-CV2 Plan Summary for Substantial Amendment

Iowa Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

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

Step Up, Mask Up

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, 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

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State of Iowa COVID-19 Help Line

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