Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

ICBA has been working around the clock to ensure critical measures and resources are available to help community banks support the coronavirus response.

Find the latest news, FAQs, agency responses, media resources, and information on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help your community bank support your communities during the pandemic.

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Natural Disaster Preparedness

Regional Preparedness & Response Coalitions

Regional partnerships have formed across the United States to focus on homeland security and emergency management issues with the public sector.

These public/private partnerships formed originally within the banking/finance sector, but several have developed into multi-sector coalitions.

RPCfirst, the Regional Partnership Council, is an umbrella organization formed to foster collaboration among these organizations.

View a List of the Regional Coalitions

Visit the National Hurricane Week Preparedness Website

 Learn how to:

  • Determine your risk
  • Develop an Evacuation Plan
  • Assemble Disaster Supplies
  • Get an Insurance Checkup
  • Strengthen your Home
  • Help Your Neighbor
  • Complete a Written Plan

After Action Reports

Lessons from the past:

Agility Crisis Prep

Use the Hurricane Tabletop Exercise

This downloadable Tabletop Exercise (TTX) developed by FEMA’s Office of External Affairs and FEMA’s National Exercise Division, is an interactive exercise complete with accompanying facilitator’s notes and scripted video injects. This exercise is based on the National Planning Scenario for a major hurricane developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the federal interagency community.

Sheltered Harbor

The Sheltered Harbor initiative provides proactive, rapid restoration of customer account data after a cyberattack. Sheltered Harbor combines proactive, secure data storage with a cooperative recovery plan to get your customers through a major cyberattack faster than you would on your own. It is an industry-led organization, structured as a not-for-profit LLC and operated as a subsidiary of the FS-ISAC.

More Information

Consumer & Business Response Center

How to Help Prepare for a Hurricane

Find tools and advice from Travelers as your bank prepares for hurricanes.

Disasters are unpredictable and can be devastating to a community. But there is a lot your bank can do to help prepare your customers for these events.

Help consumers prepare for a natural disaster by sharing these tips:

  • Store important documents such as proof of identity, property ownership, insurance policies, bank and investment account information, and three years of tax returns in a bank safe-deposit box. Encase these items in plastic bags to prevent moisture.
  • Prepare additional copies of critical documents such as birth certificates, adoption papers, marriage licenses and the deed to your home for safekeeping and inform a trustee, relative or attorney of their location.
  • Print out key contact information for executors, trustees and guardians and store it in a secure location, either in your safe-deposit box or with a close relative.
  • Inventory personal and household valuables (take photos and keep receipts) to help evaluate replacement costs.
  • Include surplus cash, preferably small bills, in your home emergency kit. The kit should also include a three-day supply of food and water, a first aid kit, can opener, radio, flashlights and batteries.
  • Create digital copies, which can serve as a supplement or backup to paper documents.  Scanned or electronic documents can be uploaded with secure online backup services.
  • Contact your insurance agent or visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s website to determine if a flood insurance policy is right for you.

ICBA News Releases

Title Publication Date
ICBA to Congress: Heed the Economic Recovery Experts Press Release 07/28/20
ICBA, States Offer Stimulus Plan Ahead of Congressional Debate Press Release 07/16/20
Pandemic Relief Letter for State Sign-On Letters to Congress 07/16/20
ICBA Offers Recommendations as Congress Debates Stimulus Press Release 06/24/20
ICBA Letter Regarding Paycheck Protection Programs Reforms Letters to Congress 05/27/20

ICBA Letters

Title Recipient Date
Treasury Department, SBA
Sen. Marco Rubio
116th Congress
Rep. Chrissy Houlahan
116th Congress
Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Treasury, SBA
Sen. Sherrod Brown, Sen. Elizabeth Warren
Rep. Warren Davidson
House, Senate leaders
116th Congress
Treasury, Fed, FHFA
116th Congress
Treasury, SBA
House, Senate leadership and committees
Treasury, SBA