Every day, I receive many requests from folks around the district needing help during this difficult time. Often, they need to know who to contact to assist them with a challenge they are facing. I thought it might be helpful to provide a list of many of the places where people can go for help with the link. I also want people to know that they can call me (319-462-5432 or 319-975-0006) if they have a specific question or concern that I can help them with.
Small business assistance (federal): https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-option.
Small business assistance (state): www.iowabusinessrecovery.com.
To file for unemployment: https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/file-claim-unemployment-insurance-benefits.
COVID-19 public hotline: For Iowans with questions about COVID-19, a public hotline is open 24/7 by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431 (Espanol disponible).
Crisis Text Line: To access the Crisis Text Line, text “TALK” to 741741.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8255.
Domestic Violence Hotline: Call 1-800-799-7233 or text “LOVEIS” to 22522.
Grab ‘n go school lunch: To find a location in your community go to: https://www.fns.usda.gov/meals4kids.
Recovery rebate calculator: To see how much your recovery rebate will be, visit: https://taxfoundation.org/federal-coronavirus-relief-bill-cares-act/.
Food pantries: Find a food pantry near you at https://www.foodbankiowa.org/.
Childcare: Looking for childcare during COVID-19? Go to https://dhs.iowa.gov/childcare-covid-19 to find open spots or facilities.
Home energy assistance: To apply for assistance visit: https://humanrights.iowa.gov/dcaa/liheap.
Governor’s office updates: For the latest updates from the Governor’s office: https://coronavirus.iowa.gov.
Department Of Public Health updates: https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus.
Volunteer opportunities: http://volunteeriowa.galaxydigital.com/.
Rep. Andy McKean