To help small businesses through this difficult time, the cities of Clear Lake and Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, and the North Iowa Corridor EDC have launched a grant program targeted at locally-owned, independent businesses with fewer than 25 employees who have experienced significant revenue decreases and business disruption due to COVID-19.
Grants of up to $5000 will be available for a variety of uses: employee retention, mortgage/rent, utilities, working capital, etc.
Click here for program details
Complete the pre-application
by April 17. North Iowa Corridor EDC staff will evaluate your information to determine eligibility and help you identify the most appropriate support. We strongly encourage you to apply for state and federal programs first. You can find a
program list here
Eligible businesses will be invited to complete a full application (also online). The deadline for the full application is April 24. A panel will review the completed applications and make the grant awards as quickly as possible.