COVID-19 Resources

Covid-19 Resource Center

The Economic Alliance is committed to providing guidance and resources as businesses navigate challenges faced due to the pandemic.

We're here to help.

Looking for information on financial assistance programs? Reach out to Local Business Project Specialist Mike Lukan and Research and Analytics Specialist Laura Thomas to find out where to start. Other questions can be answered at 319-398-5317 or

Local business project specialist, Mike Lukan Research and analytics specialist, Laura Thomas
Mike Lukan
Local Business Project Specialist
(319) 730-1403
Laura Thomas
Research and Analytics Specialist
(319) 730-1406


Financial Relief





  • COVID-19 Disaster Response Fund - Local fund led by the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation. Rapid response grants to partners where resources are most needed. Grant applications for nonprofits closed April 15. View grant recipients HERE.

Businesses should work with their current lenders to determine exactly what offering is the best fit for them.

All businesses who have received or applied for assistance through the state and/or federal financial relief programs should properly document their finances related to the assistance in the case their business is audited over the following year.


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