COVID-19 Resources

In addition to the services we're actively providing at this time, the Institute has compiled this COVID-19 guide to resources for Georgia's Local Governments:

  • Looking for information on 2021's American Rescue Plan? We've launched a page devoted to the plan, which allocates relief to local and state governments. The page offers links to current allocations, information from the U.S. Treasury and more.

  • The Institute of Government provided a series of free webinars to help government leaders plan and think strategically about how to invest in their communities with American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. These webinars, part of our Funding the Future series, covered the funding governments are receiving through ARPA, how it compares to the recent CARES funding, ARPA allocations and distribution, audit requirements and reporting, internal control, and strategic planning.

  • Check out Navigating Fiscal Crisis, a series of free webinars to help communities respond to the fiscal crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Offered by the Institute's experts and provided with support from AT&T, webinars cover making ends meet against revenue shortfalls, tools for budgeting and analyzing the economy, planning for cashflow, short-term funding strategies and communicating difficult financial decisions.

  • Information from the University of Georgia’s Extension Service on basic precautions, best practices for community organization, and a directory of programmatic resources

  • Information on small business response and recovery and economic injury disaster loans from the University of Georgia’s Small Business Development Center, which has teamed up with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the Georgia Department of Economic Development to provide vital information and assistance. The SBDC also hosted webinars to answer questions and provide support.

  • Latest information on global response to COVID-19

See information from the World Health Organization.

  • Latest information on national response to COVID-19

See the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

See the United States Department of Health and Human Services

  • Latest information on state response to COVID-19

See the Georgia Department of Public Health

  • Local Government Response – authority of local governments to act in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and what local government officials should be doing during the emergency

See information from the International City County Management Association

See the information from the National League of Cities

See information from the National Association of Counties

  • See the emergency management guide from the Association County Commissioners of Georgia

  • Need WiFi? Through broadband.georgia.gov, Georgians can find locations for accessing WiFi around the state, thanks to telecommunications cooperatives and government agencies.