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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on May 14, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Iowa, we recommend that you visit the Iowa Economic Development Authority website or IA Source Link's guidance on financial assistance for businesses.

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Description of Program and Relief

Temporary Suspension of Several Regulations Related to Transportation of Goods and Supplies

Description of Program and Relief

On March 20, 2020, the Governor of Iowa suspended certain regulations relating to the transportation of agricultural supplies and commodities, food, medical supplies, cleaning products, and other household goods on all highways in Iowa until the end of the Proclamation (below). The suspended regulations concern permits for, and the movement of, oversize and overweight loads of vaccines, antivirals, prescription drugs, protective equipment, other necessary medical assets, food, medical supplies, cleaning products, other household goods, agricultural supplies, and commodities or any other goods and supplies necessary to respond to this public health disaster and its economic effects. The Governor also suspended regulations that restricted the hours of service of motor carriers and drivers of commercial motor vehicles while transporting the aforementioned supplies and goods.

Government or Lead Agency

Governor of Iowa

Dates Available

March 20, 2020

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions


Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


Contact for More Information

For more information contact the Office of the Governor of Iowa at (515) 281-5211 or

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