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Microgrants available for businesses in the Iowa Lakes Corridor

Monday, February 01, 2021

MEDIA CONTACT

Alyssa Petersen
Coordinator of Administration & Communication, Iowa Lakes Corridor
Phone: 712-264-3474
Email: apetersen@lakescorridor.com

Microgrants available for businesses in the Iowa Lakes Corridor

The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation (Corridor) and Northwest Iowa Planning and Development Commission announce a microgrant program available to businesses in Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson and Emmet counties.

The Corridor COVID-19 Business Recovery Grant is a competitive grant program that assists regional businesses and industry with recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The program is funded through a grant from the US Department of Commerce.

“These microgrant awards will empower Corridor-region businesses with resources needed to take a step forward towards recovery and expansion,” states Brian Dalziel, Interim President & CEO of the Iowa Lakes Corridor.

Matching grants up to $3,000 are available. The match requirement is one-half the total amount of the grant award. For example, a business receiving a $3,000 grant would be required to provide a $1,500 match.

Primary objectives are to aid businesses in enhancing their online presence, developing new products and services and capturing new market opportunities. Particular emphasis will be placed on improving the safety of consumer experiences via sales online.

A small number of grants are available. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and grants awarded until all funds are exhausted. Measures may be taken to ensure that grants are distributed across all four counties and that retail, service and manufacturing/production businesses are represented among the recipients.

Click here for an application, or call the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation, 712.264.3474.

 

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About the Iowa Lakes Corridor

The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation is the regional economic development agency for Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson, and Emmet counties. The Iowa Lakes Corridor’s mission is to foster, encourage, promote, aid, or otherwise assist in the economic development growth and development of the four-county region.

About the Northwest Iowa Planning and Development Commission

The Northwest Iowa Planning and Development Commission is a regional Council of Government organization whose mission is to provide community, economic development, transportation and disability services to a nine county.  Services to area counties and municipalities includes such areas as community planning and zoning, federal and state grant preparation and administration, economic development planning activities, general governmental technical assistance, Regional Housing Trust Fund, Ticket to Work administration. 

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