Crisis Preparedness

Find the latest news, FAQs, agency responses, media resources, and information on hurricane preparedness, industry responses to the coronavirus pandemic, PPP lending and much more here.

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COVID-19 Response

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

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Hurricane Preparedness

We've consolidated information from local areas affected by the hurricane season, as well as national resources to help community banks stay prepared this season.

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Consumer & Business Response

View our collection of tips and tricks to help consumers and local businesses prepare for local disasters, get the latest news regarding community bank crisis response and more.

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Operational Risk

Operational Risk includes risks such as cyber, data and physical security, natural disasters, pandemics or other internal and external forces that should be addressed in a community bank's disaster recovery, business continuity, incident response, or pandemic plans.

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Natural Disaster News and Resources

IRS issues guidance on employee retention credit

Mar 2, 2021
The IRS issued guidance for employers claiming the employee retention tax credit under the CARES Act. The guidance includes clarifications and describes retroactive changes relating to expanded eligibility.

FS-ISAC Coronavirus Update, March 2, 2021

Mar 2, 2021
he $900 billion Covid relief bill passed in December with $600 stimulus checks and extra unemployment benefits, helped lift about 1.6 million Americans out of poverty in January, according to economists at the University of Chicago and the University of Notre Dame.

SBA: PPP changes effective this week

Mar 1, 2021
The SBA this week plans to issue an interim final rule detailing and implementing pending changes to the Paycheck Protection Program.