UPDATE: This story adds communities that received grants that were not included in an earlier version.  
More than 250 Central Iowa businesses have been awarded grants through the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Small Business Recovery Grant Program. The program, in collaboration with the cities of Des Moines, Urbandale, Johnston, Indianola, Norwalk, West Des Moines, Clive, Windsor Heights and Carlisle, and Polk and Warren counties, was launched in May to help small business owners with fewer than 30 employees recover from restrictions that were placed on their operations because of the coronavirus pandemic. Eligible businesses received grants from $1,000 to $5,000. In Des Moines, grant amounts were increased to as much as $10,000 because of the availability of Community Development Block Grant funds.The combination of funds through the public and private partnership totaled more than $2.6 million. The city of Des Moines awarded grants totaling nearly $1 million to 140 businesses. The city was the only community to release grant amounts. The other communities decided not to release individual grant amounts, officials at the Greater Des Moines Partnership said. The Des Moines grant recipients can be viewed by clicking here. Businesses in other metro communities that were awarded grants can be found here.