Indianola Small Business Recovery Grant


We are so grateful for the contributions made by the Greater Des Moines Partnership, City of Indianola, Warren County Economic Development, Peoples Bank, and TruBank.  With their financial support, grants ranging from $1,750 to $5,000 totaling $66,000 were made to the following businesses.
  • adorn
  • Affinity Bridals
  • BnB Family Boutique
  • Bob's Custom Trophies
  • Casual Rags Embroidery and Apparel
  • CrossFit 65 69
  • DLH GraFX
  • Embark Ink
  • Fusion Fitness
  • Gib's Indianola A & W
  • Slugger's Batting Cages
  • Studio Fusco
  • The Groggy Dog
  • The Local Vine
  • Tiny Tots to Teens
  • Uppercuts
Small businesses are the heart and soul of their local communities.  That’s why we have partnered with organizations and businesses across Greater Des Moines to launch the Small Business Recovery Grant.  

 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of these businesses are experiencing immense hardship. In response, the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Polk County and the City of Des Moines are teaming with Carlisle, Clive, Indianola, Johnston, Norwalk, Urbandale, West Des Moines, Warren County and Windsor Heights to create a grant program to help keep small businesses in business.

While a regional initiative, the Indianola Grants are being funded by the City of Indianola, Warren County Economic Development, Peoples Bank and TruBank.  We are grateful for ttheir contributions and efforts to help our Indianola small businesses.  In addition, Warren County is also contributing funds for businesses in Warren County.

  • Sole-proprietors or businesses with 0 – 30 employees that have had restrictions placed on their operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Examples of businesses include, but are not limited to, retail stores, personal care services and restaurants.
  • Must have a physical commercial location within the cities of Carlisle, Clive, Des Moines, Indianola, Johnston, Norwalk, Urbandale, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, unincorporated Polk County or cities/unincorporated areas of Warren County.*
  • Must have been in operation since July 1, 2019 or prior.
  • Must be a for-profit business of any legal structure (non-profit organizations are not eligible).
*Businesses in other counties will be considered in some cases where cities may cross county lines.
  • Grant awards will be $1,000 - $5,000, with up to $10,000 for businesses in the City of Des Moines.*
  • Preference will be given to businesses that have not received assistance from the Iowa Small Business Relief Grant, the Targeted Small Business Sole Operator Fund or other grants.
*Additional funding available to businesses in the City of Des Moines due to Community Development Block Grant funds through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  One application will serve all of the communities participating in this program!

Additional requirements will be listed in the application. Applications open May 5 and will remain open until Midnight on May
31. Application submissions and scoring are managed by Iowa Center for Economic Success. If you encounter issues with the
application, please contact The Iowa Center at (515) 283-0940 or