With the flood of information available, we provide our curated list of the best resources for mayors.
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City Responses: Live Feed
Our live feed provides a few examples of ongoing responses and policy actions coming from cities. We are actively updating this daily – check back regularly. Have an innovative response we should add to this list? Let us know.
Updates and Resources
Tracking the Impact of Coronavirus on US Cities: SmartCitiesDive
Coronavirus Response Resources for Local Leaders: National League of Cities
COVID-19: What Mayors Need to Know: US Conference of Mayors
COVID-19 Public Sector Resources: Harvard Ash Center for Democratic Governance
Coronavirus Local Response Initiative: The COVID-19 Local Leaders Initiative, a partnership between the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, will provide cities with information and technical assistance.
Management Metrics for Cities in the COVID–19 Crisis: Bloomberg Philanthropies brought together the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the What Works Cities Initiative to develop this comprehensive set of evidence-based COVID-19 management metrics designed specifically for cities.
Tracking: Cases and Trends
COVID-19 United States Cases: Coronavirus Resource Center, Johns Hopkins University
CDC COVID Data Tracker: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The COVID Tracking Project:The COVID Tracking Project, The Atlantic
Grants and Relief Funding:
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Grant Opportunities and Guidance: US Department of Health and Human Services
Coronavirus COVID-19 Grants: GrantWatch, Coronavirus (COVID-19) grants, loans, funding opportunities and financial assistance to respond to the corona pandemic crisis that has impacted individuals, artists, communities, nonprofit organizations and businesses.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Learning and Policy Center: Lexipol, a list of federal, state and private grants available to aid first responders and local government professionals.
CARES Act: U.S. Department of the Treasury
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