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Crisis Response Initiative

Equipping state and local leaders with tactics and resources to respond in a crisis.

COVID-19 News


Crisis Response Initiative

News stories curated by the editors of Government Technology and Governing.

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Virtual Conversations in Government

The Center for Digital Government will be conducting regular virtual conversations on the topics of cybersecurity, remote workforce, communication and leadership in crisis.

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Remote Workforce Webinar

Crisis Response Papers

COVID-19 Resource Downloads for Government

Our sponsors provide industry best practices on topics such as government contact centers, remote security, cloud and virtual assistants.

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COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

The CARES Act will distribute $150 billion among states, localities, tribal governments and territories proportional to population. Here's how that distribution is likely to play out.

Additional Resources:
State and Local Government COVID-19 Funding Opportunities
Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Allocations All States (PDF)
Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program Funding by State
Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program Grant Solicitation (PDF)
Eligible State and Local Entities for Coronavirus Relief Fund Payments from the US Treasury (PDF)
Application for Coronavirus Relief Fund Payments from the US Treasury

COVID-19 in Numbers

As institutions shut down to slow the spread of COVID-19, every state has set up a website to inform residents. Here we link to those pages, as well as give daily updates on the number of reported cases in each state.

Additional Resources:
View Total Infection Counts (Including Presumed Positive) from Johns Hopkins

CDC Weekly View of Infections and Hospitalizations

CDC State-by-State Reported Case Breakdown

CDC Community Mitigation Strategy Template (PDF)

Public Health Communicator’s Guide

CDC Checklist for Community Leaders

White House Guidance — 30 Days To Slow The Spread