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Support For Those Impacted By COVID-19

The following is a list of links to government agencies and other resources offering support to those impacted by the COVID-19 virus.

Financial Support

Iowa Workforce Development:

File an unemployment claim and FAQs about expanded benefits for employers and claimants.

Iowa Department of Revenue:

Information on State tax deferrals, tax relief, and tax deadline extensions.

Internal Revenue Service:

Information about stimulus payments and Federal tax deadline extension.

Federal Student Aid:

Information about student loan relief during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Iowa Business Recovery Assistance:

Information for businesses about Iowa Small Business Relief Fund, Targeted Small Business Sole Operator Fund, and Small Business Association Disaster Assistance Loans.

Social and Emotional Support

Iowa Department of Public Health Mental Health Resource Page:

Mental health referral resources and crisis hotline telephone numbers.

COVID-19 and Your Mental Health:

Tips from Iowa Department of Human Services on maintaining mental health during COVID-19 outbreak.

Social Connectedness for the Homebound:

Information from the Iowa Department on Aging about available resources for homebound individuals to maintain social contacts during COVID-19 outbreak. 

Virtual Recovery Resources:

Listing from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of online and virtual resources for those in recovery from substance abuse.

Additional Supports and Resources

Iowa Child Care Resource & Referral:

Referral source and child care locator for essential employees during COVID-19 outbreak.

Federal Trade Commission- Avoid Coronavirus Scams:

Tips about how to avoid Coronavirus related scams from the Federal Trade Commission.

Better Business Bureau Scam Tracker:

Track and report local scams.

National Center for Disaster Fraud:

Department of Justice hotline to report criminal fraud complaints related to COVID-19.