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Posted on: March 19, 2020

FEMA & SBA Assistance

Link to FEMA & SBA Assistance Information: https://www.storycountyiowa.gov/1442/COVID-19-Information

Story County Emergency Management is working with Iowa Homeland Security to help jurisdictions and certain private nonprofit organizations manage the financial burden of COVID-19 operations through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance grant.  Melissa Spencer, Deputy Coordinator for Story County said, “This grant is designed to reimburse cost associated with emergency operations for jurisdictions and specified private nonprofit organizations that are on the front lines of the COVID-19 response.” 

This grant program was activated by the President’s signature of the Emergency Declaration for federal financial assistance for public and private non-profit agencies.  Spencer said, “We also want small businesses and private nonprofits to know that low cost loans are available through the Small Business Administration (SBA) to help them weather this event.” and that, “More information on who is eligible is available in the on the Story County Emergency Management webpage under the COVID-19 link.”  

If your organization qualifies for either Public Assistance or Small Business Loans, you will want to participate in the March 23th FEMA and the SBA briefing. To participate in the briefing, please provide contact information via email at esf14@storycountyiowa.gov to Story County Emergency Management. 

Private Nonprofit Organizations should have IRS 501 (c), (d), or (e) or State documentation that substantiates that it is a non-revenue producing, nonprofit entity organized or doing business under state law. In addition to nonprofit status the entity must own or operate an eligible facility and must provide a critical service, which is defined as education, utility, emergency, or medical or provide a non-critical, but essential service (childcare, food assistance programs, senior citizen centers, etc.).

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