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.
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?
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
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Review Responses from Iowa Museums
Colleagues have been sharing their COVID-19 Responses.
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 here. Business 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.
"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."
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 Frequently Asked Questions
Small Business Administration. Learn more here.
National Council for Nonprofits - Resources here.
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