IMA Resources

COVID-19 Survey of Impact

The Iowa Museum Association is collecting museum closures due to COVID-19 and will seek economic impact data in the future. 

Take the survey here.

Community Impact Stories

Help us show the impact of Iowa museums - not just fair-weather educators, community anchors, tourism magnets, economic engines.  How is your museum serving the community throughout the COVID-19 crisis?


Distance Networking

The Iowa Museum Association will hold a "distance networking" event each Friday through May 1st at 9:00 a.m.  Join to check in with your colleagues (from a safe distance!) using Zoom meeting software.  Connect with this link:


If you have not used Zoom before, you will find helpful information here.


Stay In the Loop

 Make sure you are signed up to receive e-mail alerts from the IMA.  Check your SPAM filter often and make us a safe sender.

Subscribe here.

Review Responses from Iowa Museums

Colleagues have been sharing their COVID-19 Responses. 

Post and review here.


State Resources

Iowa Governor Reynolds

Governor Kim Reynold's orders and response can be found here.

Iowa Economic Development Small Business Relief Grant Program & Tax Deferral

Information can be found hereBusiness Recovery Assistance here.

Community Foundation Resources

Most local community foundations have a disaster fund.  Reach out to your local and county funders to inquire about disaster funding and grants.  Find your community foundation here.

Tax Foundation - Tracking State Legislative Responses to COVID-19


Iowa Nonprofit Resources Center -

National Endowment for the Humanities

"The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will receive $75 million in supplemental funding to assist cultural institutions affected by the coronavirus as part of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act economic stabilization plan...Approximately 40 percent of the appropriation, or $30 million, will go directly to the 56 state and jurisdictional humanities councils to support local cultural nonprofits and educational programming. Through the regranting of federal support, the councils reach an estimated annual audience of 137 million people across the world."


National Resources


CARES Act - Payment Protection and Loan Relief details - Quick Read

Details Specific to Nonprofits

Details of the Coronavirus Relief Bill, The CARES Act from National Public Radio

CARES Act Loan Options for Non-profits

CARES Act Payroll Protection SBA Loan FORM

Organizations need to fill out the form and take it to a qualified lender. The loan is good for up to 2.5 months of payroll costs and can also be used for utilities, rents, and mortgages.  Some lenders have indicated they will be ready to start taking applications on April 3.

Emergency Paid Sick or Family Leave Legislation HR 6201.

Emergency Paid Sick or Family Leave Legislation HR 6201 Frequently Asked Questions


Small Business Administration. Learn more here.

Small Business Association Disaster Assistance in Response to Coronavirus.


US Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Emergency Loans: Small Business Guide and Checklist


National Council for Nonprofits - Resources here.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Resources for Museums with regard to COVID-19/coronavirus

The American Alliance of Museums has released a directory of resources and recommendations for museums with regard to the growing spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the United States. View these resources here

Americans for the Arts Survey

Economic Impact of the Coronavirus on the Arts & Culture Sector