Current Resources, Grants and Information Available

Buchanan County Economic Development strives to provide relevant links to assist businesses and industries with the most relevant information available.  Below you will find links to information, grants and loans currently available.   This information is updated on a regular basis.

Information, Legislation and Proclamations From Gov. Reynolds Concerning COVID-19

Vaccination Information click HERE

Grants, Loans and Resources Currently Available

SBA Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Round 3 NOW Exhausted – No Longer Available

  1. The Black Hawk County Gaming Association Grant is now open for applications from surrounding county’s, including Buchanan County.  For more information and to apply, click HERE

  2. Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) 

    Link to Iowa RRF Landing Page

    Registration for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) is accepting applications via the application portal. The application portal will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted.

    Supplemental documents

    How to prepare:

    In preparation, qualifying applicants should familiarize themselves with the application process in advance to ensure a smooth and efficient application. Follow the steps below.

    • Register for an account in advance at restaurants.sba.gov starting Friday, April 30 at 9 a.m. EDT. If you are working with Square or Toast, you do not need to register beforehand on the application portal.
    • Review the sample application, program guide and cross-program eligibility chart on SBA COVID-19 relief options.
    • Attend one of the webinar trainings listed below. These will be recorded and later posted on SBA’s YouTube channel. We will share the recording links via email and on SBA’s social media channels.

    Who can apply

    Eligible entities who have experienced pandemic-related revenue loss include:

    • Restaurants
    • Food stands, food trucks, food carts
    • Caterers
    • Bars, saloons, lounges, taverns
    • Snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars
    • Bakeries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
    • Brewpubs, tasting rooms, taprooms (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
    • Breweries and/or microbreweries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
    • Wineries and distilleries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
    • Inns (onsite sales of food and beverage to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
    • Licensed facilities or premises of a beverage alcohol producer where the public may taste, sample, or purchase products

    Cross-program eligibility on SBA COVID-19 relief options

    How to apply

    You can apply through SBA-recognized Point of Sale Restaurant Partners or directly via SBA in a forthcoming online application portal.

    Registration with SAM.gov is not required. DUNS or CAGE identifiers are also not required.

    If you would like to prepare your application, view the sample application form. You will be able to complete this form online. Please do not submit RRF forms to SBA at this time.

    SBA Form 3172

    Additional documentation required:

    • Verification for Tax Information: IRS Form 4506-T, completed and signed by Applicant. Completion of this form digitally on the SBA platform will satisfy this requirement.
    • Gross Receipts Documentation: Any of the following documents demonstrating gross receipts and, if applicable, eligible expenses
      • Business tax returns (IRS Form 1120 or IRS 1120-S)
      • IRS Forms 1040 Schedule C; IRS Forms 1040 Schedule F
      • For a partnership: partnership’s IRS Form 1065 (including K-1s)
      • Bank statements
      • Externally or internally prepared financial statements such as Income Statements or Profit and Loss Statements
      • Point of sale report(s), including IRS Form 1099-K

    For applicants that are a brewpub, tasting room, taproom, brewery, winery, distillery, or bakery:

    • Documents evidencing that onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33.00% of gross receipts for 2019, which may include Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) Forms 5130.9 or TTB. For businesses who opened in 2020, the Applicant’s original business model should have contemplated at least 33.00% of gross receipts in onsite sales to the public.

    For applicants that are an inn:

      • Documents evidencing that onsite sales of food and beverage to the public comprise at least 33.00% of gross receipts for 2019. For businesses who opened in 2020, the Applicant’s original business model should have contemplated at least 33.00% of gross receipts in onsite sales to the public.

    vitalization Fund becomes available.

  3. The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023
  1. Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance (EIDLEA) – Applications are open

  2. Shop Iowa! is available for free for 1 year for Retail Businesses.  Click HERE for details and to sign up.

  3. USDA RD Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) – Application Deadline April 29th

  4. State of Iowa Grants Website – Grants Available

  5. Iowa Housing Recovery Information and Resources

  6. DHS Grant Funding Opportunities for Child Care ProvidersDHS Child Care Business Survey Results

  7. Additional State Funding Options Still Available – Iowa Business Recovery Assistance Page

Small Business Administration (SBA) Links

Links to relevant resources, sites and articles

Unemployment Information and Links for Employers and Employees

Links to Iowa Department of Health and COVID-19 update sites