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

SBA: New PPP rule coming soon

Mar 2, 2021
The SBA said it will "soon" publish a new Paycheck Protection Program interim final rule and issue a new application for Schedule C filers. Until then, it issued the following considerations:

Fed issues continuity tips for storm season

Mar 2, 2021
In a new post, the Federal Reserve provided resources on pre-storm planning, storm watching, and post-storm procedures

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.