Emergency Operations Center, 330 W. Second St., Ottumwa, IA
641-814-8333

COVID-19 RESOURCES

See the Governor’s current Proclamation

SMALL BUSINESS

If you have questions about what loans to apply for, or what to do next, we have several local banks and institutions that are ready to help you today. 

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UNEMPLOYMENT/CARES ACT

Iowa Workforce Development has all of the answers to your questions about the CARES Act and how to apply for unemployment if your job has been affected by COVID-19

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MEALS FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Cardinal, Ottumwa, and Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont School Districts are handling meals for children and Food Banks of Iowa will show you where to go to find meals for your family.

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RURAL DEVELOPMENT RESPONSE

Protect your farm and your way of life.  USDA Rural Development has a resource guide to help you with your specific questions.

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Local Resources for Small Business

IHCC SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Call today for business counseling and helpful recommendations
Brian Ziegler, Director
15330 Truman Street
Ottumwa, IA 52501

(641) 683-5127
Bryan. Ziegler@indianhills.edu
www.indianhills.edu

COMMUNITY FIRST 
CREDIT UNION

Call today to learn about Coronavirus Funding options for your business

235 Richmond Ave. 
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Call Toll Free: (866) 360-5370
www.c1stcreditunion.com
sbapp@c1stcu.com

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SOUTH OTTUMWA
SAVINGS BANK

Call today to learn about Coronavirus Funding options for your business

320 Church Street
Ottumwa, IA 52501

(641) 682-7541
www.sosb-ia.com

State and Federal Resources for Small Business

IOWA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

1963 Bell Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50315

(515) 348-6200
iowaeconomicdevelopment.com

IOWA SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

1805 Collaboration Place
Ames, IA 50010

(515) 294-2030
www.iowasbdc.org  
iowasbdc@iastate.edu

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U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

409 3rd St. SW .
Washington, D.C. 20416

(800) 659-2955
www.sba.gov
disastercustomerservcice@sba.gov  

Unemployment/Paid Leave

Iowa Workforce Development is now accepting applications for CARES Act benefits. The most reliable information outlining CARES Act benefits and implementation can be found on the IWD website.

This program is for those who are self-employed, independent contractors, nonprofit employees, and gig economy workers, or requesting an extension of benefits and are not currently filing weekly claims. 

Please continue to check their website daily for updates. Additional information and FAQs on the CARES Act can be found here.

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MEALS for children

School Districts in Wapello County are providing meals for children in their districts.  

Click on your school district to learn about how you can sign up your child as well as when and where to pick up:

OTTUMWA SCHOOL DISTRICT
CARDINAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

EDDYVILLE BLAKESBURG FREMONT SCHOOL DISTRICT

Food Assistance for Families

The Food Bank of Iowa distributes about 10 million meals per year.  We have a Food Bank right here in Ottumwa.  They have put together a list of resources to guide you through this emergency situation.  

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Rural Development COVID-19 Response

USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses, and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep our customers, partners, and stakeholders continuously updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America.

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