Disaster Recovery

The Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides various disaster recovery assistance to assist businesses during difficult times. They offer Recovery Planning services to help businesses create strategies for risk mitigation and rapid recovery of operations. Financial Guidance is available to aid companies in managing their finances, accessing emergency funds, and making smart financial choices. Through Business Continuity Planning, businesses can keep critical functions running during and after a crisis. Support for Marketing and Customer Engagement helps businesses maintain customer communication and market position. Workforce Management services help resolve employment challenges and keep the workforce efficient. The Iowa SBDC is also available to provide support in applying for disaster recovery loans and finding other funding options. Furthermore, they facilitate connections with various resources, such as government programs, local organizations, and subject matter experts, to bolster comprehensive recovery initiatives.

Recent Disasters

Northwestern Iowa Recovery Center

The northwestern part of Iowa is experiencing significant flooding resulting in significant damage to many communities and businesses. In response to this disaster, the Iowa SBDC is ready to assist any business affected by the flooding. 

Affected Counties: Clay, Emmet, Lyon, Plymouth, Sioux, Buena Vista, Cherokee, Dickinson, Kossuth, O'Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Woodbury

The Sioux Center Business Recovery Center is located at Centre Mall (vacant retail space) at 251 N Main Ave. #212 in Sioux Center, IA 51250

Hours: Mondays - Fridays, 9 am - 6 pm, and Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm 

Steps to Recovery 

Flood Recovery Tips 

FEMA Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide Webinars 

SBA Press Release

SBA Press Release - Spanish

IRS Disaster Assistance

Disaster Recovery Resources

Greenfield Recovery Centers

Severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding occurred in May 2024, affecting many counties in southern Iowa.

Affected Counties: Adair, Adams, Montgomery, Polk, Story, Audubon, Boone, Cass, Clinton, Dallas, Freemont, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hardin, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Mills, Muscatine, Page, Pottawattamie, Poweshiek, Ringgold, Scott, Tama, Taylor, Union, and Warren. 

The Greenfield Disaster Recovery Center is located in the back of the Haven Accounting Office at 132 SE Court Drive, Greenfield, IA 50849

Hours: Mondays - Fridays, 8 am - 5 pm, and Saturdays, 8 am - 1 pm 

The Greenfield SBA's Disaster Recovery Center (Homeowners & Renters) is located in Nodaway Valley Elementary School at 324 NW 2nd St., Greenfield, IA 50849

Hours: 7 days a week from 8 am - 7 pm

Minden Recovery Center

Severe storms and tornadoes occurred in April 2024, affecting many counties across Iowa.

Affected Counties: Clarke, Harrison, Mills, Polk, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Shelby, Union, Adair, Adams, Audubon, Boone, Carroll, Cass, Crawford, Dallas, Decatur, Fremont, Jasper, Lucas, Madison, Marion, Monona, Montgomery, Page, Story, Taylor, Warren, and Wayne. 

The Minden Business Recovery Center is located at the Minden Fire Station in the meeting room at 205-207 Main Street, Minden, IA 51553

Hours: Mondays - Fridays, 9 am - 6 pm, and Saturdays, 9 am - 2 pm 

Disaster Declaration: Severe Storms, Flooding, Straight-line Winds, & Tornadoes

 

 

Disaster Declaration: Severe Storms, Tornadoes, & Flooding

 

 

Disaster Declaration: Severe Storms and Tornadoes

 

 

 

Disaster Preparedness

The need to be prepared in case of disaster is something that all business, regardless of size, have to deal with. The ability of a business to get back up and running after disaster strikes is much easier if steps are taken before the disaster to prepare for such a possibility.

Create a plan 

  • Identify the key aspects of your business 
  • Plan for the the possible threats and other things that impact your business plan
  • Implement the
  • Create recovery strategies

Disaster Recovery

Whether your business has been impacted by a disaster or economic downturn, the Iowa SBDC Network is here to provide access to the disaster capital and resources your businesses needs to recover, rebuild, and grow. These problems are not easy to overcome, however the sooner you contact us, the sooner we can begin working with you to help overcome these challenges

We provide Disaster Loan Assistance

  • Available relief and determine eligibility
  • Compile necessary supporting documentation
  • Help complete and submit the application

COVID-19 Recovery

America’s SBDC Iowa is still offering support and counseling for businesses facing COVID-19 related challenges. Please check out the COVID-19 Resource Guide from America’s SBDC for current pandemic information and updated online resources.

Examples of Next-Step Support

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