COVID-19 Resources Webpage

Page Last Updated: July 2, 2020 at 1:00 PM 

Welcome to the resource page specific to Catholic Charities plans of mitigation and response (e.g. shelter and food programs processes to mitigate impacts and to plan for contingency operations moving forward) to the COVID-19 pandemic. This repository contains resources to support Catholic Charities agencies. Click here to contribute to this resource page.


1. Catholic Charities Agency Updates
2. Children, Youth and Families
3. COVID-19 Info in Other Languages
4. Disaster Preparedness
5. Disability Services
6. Food and Nutrition
7. Forms and Templates
8. Funding/Advocacy
9. Healthcare
10. Housing and Homelessness
11. Immigration and Refugee Services
12. Mental Health and Self-Care
13. Publications
14. Public Health
15. Remote Work Tools
16. Reopening Resources
17. Resources for Faith Based Communities
18. Telehealth
19. Training/Webinar Opportunities
20. Volunteerism


Click  here to read Catholic Charities agency updates  – UPDATED 05.13.2020



Abbreviated Guidance on FEMA Operational Guidance for the 2020 Hurricane Season 06.04.2020 (CCUSA)

2020 Hurricane Season Outlook 05.21.2020 (NOAA) 

‘What Happens During a Disaster Chart’ was designed for agency directors providing guidance on ‘Immediate Response and Blue-Sky Mitigation Actions that can be taken _04.29.2020 (CCUSA)


Best Practices for Retail Food Stores, Restaurants, and Food Pick-up/Delivery Services (FDA)

COVID Best Practices (Feed the Children)

Drive-Thru Distribution Best Practices as of April 29, 2020 (CC Santa Clara)

Find meals for Kids (USDA)

Find Emergency Food Locations/Pantries  (Food Finder)

National Hunger Hotline (USDA)

On April 11, 2020, FEMA issued a new policy that addresses the purchase and distribution of food eligible for Public Assistance funding under emergency and major disaster declarations for the COVID-19 pandemic.

On April 17, 2020, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). As part of this announcement Secretary Perdue also created the Farmers to Families Food Box Program. Click here to access the CFAP Food Box FAQs Combined Document

World Food Programme Food Distribution Recommendations 03.13.2020



Click  here to access document with various resources to apply for accelerated payments on Medicare billing, state specific and private insurance clarity, resources from peers and advocacy around reimbursement.

Catholic Charities USA Asks for Fourth Covid Bill Update 5.22.2020

H.R. 6074: Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 — (March 4, 2020).

H.R. 6201: Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

H.R.748: (CARES) Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act – (March 27, 2020).

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Emergency Advance up to $10,000

SBA Now Accepting PPP Loan Applications as of April 27, 2020

IRS COVID19 Tax Relief Infographic in Eng and Spanish

IRS Coronavirus and Economic Payments: Resources and Guidance 05.13.2020 

Stimulus Checks Infographic

Unemployment Insurance Program Letter for State and Local Governmental Entities, Certain Nonprofit Organizations, and Federally-Recognized Indian Tribes as of April 27, 2020 (US Dept of Labor)


Council on Foundations Resources for Responding to COVID-19

Drury hotels is offering a $59.00 (+ tax) rate for COVID response workers or anyone displaced to a hospital where care is being provided to a loved one. Click here for more info and to see location directory.

Example of COVID-19 Response Fund – Seattle Foundation

Social Enterprises Crisis Management Resource Page by iMiller Center

Wells Fargo to Invest $1M to aid Small Businesses 


Friday, July 17, 2020: Decisions on when to Reopen Senior Programs Webinar (CCUSA)   – NEW 

Monday- Tuesday, October 19-20, 2020 – Nonprofit Risk Management Center that enables Catholic Charities members to attend the 2020 Virtual Risk Summit Conference at no charge 

AARP has a Coronavirus Tele-town Hall every Thursdays at 1 PM ET – call-in 855-274-9507.-No RSVP required      – click here to listen to the previous one.

FEMA Training Courses IS-520 and IS 522

IS-362.A: Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools 

IS-363: Introduction to Emergency Management for Higher Education 

IS-366.A: Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters

IS-520 Introduction to Continuity of Operations Planning for Pandemic Influenzas

IS-522 Exercising Continuity Plans for Pandemics

ONLINE COURSES related to cOvid-19

from the CDC, WHO, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, and other organizations (Public Health Foundation, click here   

Recorded Webinars

Center for Nonprofit Management: Financial Decision Making & Communication in a Time of Crisis 
Congress and COVID-19: What passed and what comes next webinar 

Consideraciones de Planificación para la Reconstitución Webinar Presentation Slides 05.14.2020 (FEMA) and Reconstitution Plan Template

COVID-19 HR Guidance and Best Practices by ThinkHR 


Click here to access previous webinar from March 5, 2020.

REGION II WEBINAR: The importance of Planning and Best Practices for Houses of Worship 04.29.2020 (FEMA)

Managing Your Business Through the Coronavirus Crisis 03.25.2020 (HUB Intl)

Mental Health Training and Technical Assistance Resources compilation from various networks (SAMSHA)

National VOAD’s Adapting to COVID-19 Webinar Series 

Precautions and Controls for Coronavirus Disease  05.14.2020 (FEMA)

Volunteer Engagement Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic: A Virtual Convening (Sterling Volunteers) 

Additionally, click here to access a public crowdsourced list of COVID-19 company policies, updates, and resources.

If you are looking for a mutual aide group, click here.  

Coronavirus What You Need to Know Webpage with guidances and updates from Federal Government Agencies and State Legislation 03.31.2020. – great repository 


We encourage new contributions and feedback on these resources as part of the ongoing collaborative effort to coordinate and share information throughout the Catholic Charities Network.

Submit your resource for inclusion in the repository.

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