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.


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 forces that should be addressed in a community bank's disaster recovery, business continuity, incident response, or pandemic plans.

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Are you confident that your bank can quickly recover from any interruption? ICBA Corporate Members are ready to guarantee business continuity and resiliency in the face of any challenge.

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Natural Disaster News and Resources

ICBA Urges FDIC to Permanently Raise Regulatory Asset Thresholds

Sep 27, 2021 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today called on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. to raise regulatory asset thresholds to account for industry consolidation, rising inflation, and a swell of deposits caused by COVID-19 stimulus efforts.

SBA: PPP portal tops 1M submissions

Sep 27, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The SBA said its Paycheck Protection Program Direct Borrower Forgiveness Portal has topped 1 million applications for $17 billion in relief since it launched Aug. 4.

OSHA developing standards for employer vaccine mandate

Sep 13, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is expected to release new standards following President Joe Biden’s executive order requiring COVID-19 vaccination and testing for private employers with 100 or more employees.

ICBA issues position paper on climate change regulation

Sep 9, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA released a new position paper on the potential impact of new climate change regulations on community banks.

ICBA testifies on need for simple PPP forgiveness

Sep 2, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA told Congress that the Paycheck Protection Program needs a simple, easy-to-use forgiveness process to ensure the program works as intended for small-business borrowers.

ICBA Offers Financial Preparedness Tips to Help Speed Recovery Following a Natural Disaster

Sep 1, 2021 | Press Release
In recognition of National Preparedness Month in September, the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and the nation’s community bankers are offering tips to help Americans secure their financial documents before disaster strikes.