COVID-19

Connecting Communities
By Fed Communities Staff
When COVID-19 hit the US, it became clear that millions of Americans and small businesses were disconnected from the banking system. This Connecting Communities webinar covers partnerships and programs created to help fill the capital void for the small businesses struggling most. Watch on demand.
2021 CDFI Survey Key Findings
By Federal Reserve Community Development Staff, Surekha Carpenter, Alexander Nikolov, Stephanie Norris, Alison Shott
From March 22 through May 14, 2021, the Federal Reserve fielded the 2021 CDFI Survey. Here's what 345 CDFIs said about their financial well-being throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, operational gaps and challenges, and effects on clients and communities they serve.
Pediatrician with young patient
By Fed Communities Staff
Differences in health outcomes exist across many factors, including economic status, education, race and ethnicity, and geography. This Connecting Communities webinar focuses on the impact of COVID-19, historical and structural barriers to health equity, the relationship between health and economic equity, and practices to encourage equitable health. Watch on demand.
Masked man sits outside closed business
By Fed Communities Staff
Minority small-business owners and community lenders joined us for a virtual event to discuss where they are at this stage of the pandemic, what they need going forward, and who can and should help. Watch on demand.
2021 CDFI Survey
By Christy Cleare
The Federal Reserve wants to hear about challenges facing Community Development Financial Institutions to help inform policy recommendations and programs. Take the 2021 CDFI survey March 22 – April 23, 2021.
Philadelphia Chinatown Gates
By Michelle Park Lazette
When the COVID-19 pandemic spread here, the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation used Paycheck Protection Program money to help residents and businesses. More support will be necessary.
Assisted Living
By Benjamin Horowitz
"Customers told us, 'You saved our businesses. You saved jobs. We wouldn't have made it if you guys weren't here and didn't walk us through this.'"
Webinar
By Fed Communities Staff
As regions across the country grapple with what it will take to re-stabilize and rebuild their economies, the COVID-19 crisis continues to make clear that our health, jobs and livelihoods are inextricably linked. What will it take to rebuild? Watch the webinar on demand.
Perspectives from Main Street
By Nishesh Chalise, Daniel Paul Davis, Michael Grover, Violeta Gutkowski, David Kaufmann, Karen Leone de Nie
Throughout 2020, the Federal Reserve surveyed nonprofits, financial institutions, government agencies, and other community organizations to understand the effects of COVID-19 on low- to moderate-income communities and the entities serving them. Here's what they found.
By Kate Brown
From Jul 20–Aug 14, 2020, the Fed surveyed 229 community development financial institutions during COVID-19. Here's how they responded.