Opportunity to Reopen on Friday May 22

Governor Kim Reynolds announced at her press conference May 20 that museums, zoos and aquariums may re-open on Friday May 22.  Move at your own pace, making sure you have protective measures in place for your staff, volunteers, and visitors.  You can find information on reopening here.

IMA Opportunities

Friday Morning Colleague Conversations

Join colleagues for conversation and distance networking each Friday through June 26 at 9:00 a.m.  via Zoom.  Ideas shared during this call are being posted here and here. Click the image above or connect with this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81477450448

If you have not used Zoom before, you will find helpful information here.


Community Impact Stories

Help us show the impact of Iowa museums - not just fair-weather educators, community anchors, tourism magnets, economic engines.  How is your museum serving the community throughout the COVID-19 crisis?  Share on this form or during our Friday morning 9:00 a.m. distance networking zooms.   SHARE HERE

Stay In the Loop

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Iowa Resources

Iowa Governor Reynolds

Governor Kim Reynold's orders and response can be found here.

Iowa Economic Development COVID-19 Iowa Business Recovery Assistance

Iowa Economic Development Small Business Relief Grant Program & Tax Deferral

Information can be found hereBusiness Recovery Assistance here.

Community Foundation Resources

Most local community foundations have a disaster fund.  Reach out to your local and county funders to inquire about disaster funding and grants.  Find your community foundation here.

Department of Cultural Affairs

The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs is posting resources here.  There is a link to the DCA and Iowa Workforce Development COVID-19 & CARES Act Update video here.

Department of Cultural Affairs Iowa Arts and Culture Emergency Relief Fund - Rep. Bob Kressig says applications are open until June 15 so perhaps there will be a second phase to this program.  Check back at this url.

Iowa Nonprofit Resources Center - https://inrc.law.uiowa.edu/


Iowa Workforce Development

Federal Resources

SBA Paycheck Protection Program for Museums and Libraries

Institute for Museum & Library Services (IMLS) CARES Act

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Endowment for the Arts

CARES Act - Payment Protection and Loan Relief

CARES Act Payroll Protection SBA Loan FORM

Emergency Paid Sick or Family Leave Legislation HR 6201.

Small Business Administration. Learn more here.

Small Business Association Disaster Assistance in Response to Coronavirus.

National Council for Nonprofits - Resources here.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Resources here.

Resources for Museums with regard to COVID-19/coronavirus