Your Clive Chamber of Commerce is working diligently to serve our community in a positive and encouraging way. Our mission is to champion a prosperous business community by serving as a collaborative force for members and partners.
With the onset of the COVID-19 health challenges, we will be updating this page on a daily basis to best serve our COMMUNITY FIRST. We’ll be reaching out to members and all businesses to support each other and to stay strong during this uncertain time.
Please watch for more information coming from the Chamber with regards to upcoming events. Please email us with questions! [email protected]
Scroll down this list and find a great resources and links to help your business or organization.
Clive Chamber’s Response to COVID-19
DSM Forward is a compilation of playbooks devoted to helping businesses and industries prepare for next steps related to economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. DSM Forward includes industry-specific playbooks, assessments and recommendations — leveraging international, national, state and local sources, and following federal, state and local public health official recommendations — to help guide businesses and organizations as they determine pathways toward the future in an everchanging landscape.
Click your industry below to be linked to the related industry playbook.
Greater Des Moines Partnership Planning and Preparedness
The Greater Des Moines Partnership has compiled a list of advice and resources to help businesses prepare for the impact of COVID-19. Including information about mitigation and recovery, employment resources, virtual events and webinars listings, government and public policy information, and illness prevention. In addition, the Partnership sought feedback via a survey from local businesses to determine how they are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and what they can do to help. Find the full survey results.
Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Crisis Management
Chambers and businesses need to prepare for the impacts of COVID-19 transmission in the United States. Learn more about implementing a series of actions that minimize the impact on local communities and support the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) containment strategy. Includes pandemic guidance, crisis communication templates, and other pandemic related resources.
US Chamber of Commerce Foundation Resources
This page contains links to resources on business resilience and disaster recovery. Including business response examples, information about webinars and events, workplace resources, resources for educators and parents, and guides explaining a variety of relief resources including the stimulus package.
Financial Assistance Information
DSM Small Business Recovery Grant
Small businesses are the heart and soul of their local communities. It is these entities that help to make our Greater Des Moines (DSM) neighborhoods unique and show the spirit of our community. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of these businesses are experiencing immense hardship. In response, the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Polk County and the City of Des Moines are teaming with Carlisle, Clive, Indianola, Johnston, Norwalk, Urbandale, West Des Moines, Warren County and Windsor Heights to create a grant program to help keep small businesses in business.We are – and plan to remain – DSM strong.To learn more about eligibility, considerations, contributors and apply for a grant, please visit: DSMpartnership.com/smallbusinessgrant
U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact.
Iowa Financial Assistance Programs
How to obtain assistance, financial aid, and cash grants for eligible cities and counties in Iowa from a variety of state-sponsored programs. Includes information for programs providing government assistance and non-profit grants to help pay rent or energy bills or coordinate-free health care and information on cash assistance programs for low-income families, free medical or dental care, and other support.
Targeted Small Business Sole Operator Fund – Due by April 10th
A fund has been created to support Targeted Small Businesses (TSB) with zero employees that have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program offers eligible small businesses grants up to $10,000 to businesses that are single owners with no employees that are also TSB certified, or have an application submitted to the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) by April 10, 2020, to become TSB certified.
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
The Paycheck Protection Program is designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on payroll by providing each small business a loan up to $10 million for payroll and certain other expenses. Applications for the Paycheck Protection Program can be filed at any lending institution that is approved to participate in the program through the existing U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(a) lending program and additional lenders approved by the Department of Treasury. Find local SBA assistance.
Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)
Changes have been made to the existing EIDL program administered by the SBA. Loans can now be made based solely on credit scores. Loans are now available to all non-profits, including 501(c)(6) organizations. Loans below $200,000 can be approved without a personal guarantee. Borrowers can receive $10,000 cash advances that are forgiven if spent on paid leave, maintaining payroll, increased costs due to supply chain destruction, mortgage or lease payments, or repaying obligations that cannot be met due to revenue losses. There is no obligation to repay the grant. To receive the $10,000 emergency grant, it is not necessary to have an approved EIDL loan. However, if you are able to secure a PPP loan, the $10,000 grant will be subtracted from the forgiveness amount.
UPDATE: April 6, 2020 – SBA announced it is implementing a $1000 per employee on the advance, up to a maximum of $10,000. So, a business with three employees, for example, would be eligible to receive only $3,000 up front, as opposed to the originally stated $10,000. To check the status of your loan application call 800-659-2955 or email [email protected].
UPDATE: March 30, 2021 – The SBA announced that they plan to raise the EIDL lending limit to $500,000. Individuals who have already received EIDL loans and may be eligible to increase their loan size will be contacted by SBA via email closer the April 6 implementation date. MORE>
Employee Retention Tax Credit
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act created a new employee retention tax credit for employers who are closed, partially closed, or experiencing significant revenue losses as a result of COVID-19. Employers who receive a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan are not eligible for a tax credit. Find out more information about the tax credits.
Restaurant Revitalization Fund: The American Rescue Plan created a $28.6 billion fund to provide grants to restaurants impacted by COVID-19. The grants are up to $10 million per entity or $5 million per physical location. Qualifications, application instructions and other crucial information will be released soon. MORE>
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program:The SBA has officially announced that the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) will launch on April 8. Interested parties can sign up here to receive an email once the electronic application process opens. Potential applicants should get registered in the federal government’s System for Award Management (SAM.gov), a requirement to receive an SVOG, and reference the preliminary application checklist and eligibility requirements.
Prior to the official SVOG application opening, the SBA will host a national informational webinar to highlight the application process for potential eligible entities on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Registration for the event is now open. MORE>
Leave Policy for Employees Impacted by COVID-19 Layoffs
Iowa Workforce Development has implemented updates to its leave policy for filing unemployment insurance benefits following the enactment of the CARES Act. Effective immediately, employees who are or will be laid off, or are unable to work for reasons related to COVID-19, will no longer be required to use all paid leave prior to being eligible for unemployment insurance benefits. Find the IWD COVID-19 Information Page for more information.
How to Help our Non-Profits *Non-profits who have updates or who would like to be added to this list please email [email protected].
Clive Community Services
*Donate Nutritious food & personal care items. DO NOT donate clothing, household items or toys at this time. Volunteers are needed! More details here.
LifeServe Blood Center
*LifeServe is urging healthy, eligible blood donors to book an appointment to ensure appropriate donor flow and social distancing standards can be maintained. Call or go online to make an appointment.
Free Counseling and Support: You’re not alone. Find support for coping with the effects of the pandemic. COVID Recovery Iowa provides free virtual counseling, virtual activities, referrals and help finding resources to any Iowan seeking assistance or a listening ear. Counselors are available 24/7. For more information, visit COVID Recovery Iowa.
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Counseling: SBDC offers one-on-one counseling that can be done virtually, including help with loan application processes or other business issues that this crisis is causing, such as distribution, sales, buying, marketing, HR issues and more. Find a counselor on the SBDC website.
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Google Suite/Hangouts Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Audio/Phone | Instant Messaging | Information Storage/Sharing | Project Management | Security/Encryption
*In response to COVID-19 through July 1: free access to our advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers globally including larger meetings, for up to 250 participants per call, live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain, and the ability to record meetings and save them to Google Drive
Office 365/Teams Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Instant Messaging | Information Storage/Sharing | Project Management | Security/Encryption
*In response to COVID-19: Beginning March 10, Microsoft is rolling out updates to the free version of Teams that will lift restrictions on user limits.
ZOOM Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Web Conferencing/Webinar | Security/Encryption
In response to COVID-19: free for educators to move toward virtual learning