The Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the launch of the Atlantic Small Business Relief Fund in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund was kick-started by a substantial donation from a community donor of $10,000 and matched by First Whitney Bank & Trust. The fund will be used to provide grants to local small businesses currently suffering economic hardship due to COVID-19. These funds are not intended to replace a loss of actual or anticipated revenue, but to provide businesses with funds to keep them viable during this public health crisis.

Applications are available Monday, May 11th at 9 AM, found below, and will close Friday, May 15th at 12 PM. Grants will range between $500 – $2,500. To apply, businesses must have an Atlantic zip-code. Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce membership for participation is not required, though preference will be given to current members and businesses that have not received State or Federal funds previously. Applications will be reviewed by a committee and awarded pending availability of funds.

Click here to access the Small Business Relief Grant Application

Applications need to be emailed to, dropped off at our office or mailed to 102 Chestnut Street, Atlantic, IA 50022.

Our small business community is facing many unknown effects of COVID-19. The relief fund provides an opportunity for community members and larger businesses to donate with the reassurance their donations will be used to quickly move resources to where they are most needed and to adapt to evolving needs. To help as many businesses as possible, if you are interested in donating to the fund, contact the Chamber at 712-243-3017, email or mail donations to 102 Chestnut St., Atlantic, IA 50022.