The COVID-19 pandemic has emerged as a challenge of unprecedented scale for communities across the world, leading to intense demand for innovation in health, social, and economic programs. While various top-down funding and policy recommendations have emerged at the national and regional levels, local leaders are focusing on solutions that meet their communities’ specific needs, and placing an emphasis on transparent and inclusive crisis response.
With an optimistic view, US Ignite is featuring community-driven solutions in a new series of web-hosted conversations entitled Community Responses to COVID. These topical discussions are open to all, and starting today, we are hosting a COVID-19 Resources page with notices for new events, previous event recordings, and links to further information. This effort began as a way to support our network of Smart Gigabit Communities, but we want to share resources – including COVID-related funding opportunities – as widely as possible. Please check it out, and please join the discussion at our next event.