The Washington Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Washington, & the Washington Economic Development Group are working hard to continue to support our businesses during this time. Below is a list of resources we’ve put together to help you navigate this crisis. We’re doing our best to educate ourselves as well as reach out to our expert members in the financial, tax, & legal fields to answer any questions that you may have concerning these programs. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions.
Washington Chamber of Commerce Michelle Redlinger 319-653-3272
- Businesses with up to 500 employees or which meet the applicable size standard for the industry as provided by SBA’s existing regulations
- Businesses in the accommodation and food services industries with more than one physical location but no more than 500 employees at each location
- Nonprofit organizations
- Eligible independent contractors and sole proprietors.
- Provide grants of between $5,000-$10,000 to sole proprietorship or single member LLC businesses that are also certified as Targeted Small Businesses (TSB) by the State of Iowa.
- Businesses who are not currently certified TSBs may submit a certification application and be considered for assistance through the program.
- Applications will be available beginning Wed., March 25 and will remain open until funds have been exhausted.
- Must be a Certified Targeted Small Business or have submitted a certification application by April 10
- Business must be able to demonstrate COVID-19 impact
- Business must be primary source of income for business owner applying
- Business must be in existence for 12 months prior to April 10
- Two weeks (up to 80 hours) of paid sick leave at the employee’s regular rate of pay where the employee is unable to work because the employee is quarantined (pursuant to Federal, State, or local government order or advice of a health care provider), and/or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis; or
- Two weeks (up to 80 hours) of paid sick leave at two-thirds the employee’s regular rate of pay because the employee is unable to work because of a bona fide need to care for an individual subject to quarantine (pursuant to Federal, State, or local government order or advice of a health care provider), or to care for a child (under 18 years of age) whose school or child care provider is closed or unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19, and/or the employee is experiencing a substantially similar condition as specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Secretaries of the Treasury and Labor; and
- Up to an additional 10 weeks of paid expanded family and medical leave at two-thirds the employee’s regular rate of pay where an employee, who has been employed for at least 30 calendar days, is unable to work due to a bona fide need for leave to care for a child whose school or child care provider is closed or unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19.