The Institute of Data and Analytics (IDA) and our UA System cares about people impacted from the COVID-19 pandemic. Please know that the IDA is committed to being a nexus of connectivity to better serve our students, faculty, staff as well as all of our stakeholders. We will continue to be a conduit of information during this pandemic providing resources to meet the deep and complex challenges of today, understanding the serious impact for our future.

The IDA Resource Guide will provide you with information about funding opportunities and resources. The IDA knows that grant research opportunities are vital to understanding relevant problems and knows the importance of devising strategies for analytic insights to assist with community and business decisions.

Business Resources. We also know that small business and non-profits need ongoing resources in this COVID-19 pandemic.

Now that all faculty and staff have been provided COVID-19 vaccine access, the University is taking additional steps toward normal operations.

COVID Health and Safety Guideline Updates

UA campus community members should continue to follow current health and safety guidelines when on campus. Summer term classes will continue in the previously scheduled instructional modes and feature current safety measures. The following updates are based on recommendations from the UA System Health and Safety Task Force and are consistent with revised Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considerations for operating schools during COVID-19:

Distancing: Effective May 10, physical distancing requirements will change from 6 feet to at least 3 feet, regardless of space/capacity, between individuals not from the same household.

Masks: After the statewide mask mandate is lifted and until further notice, UA’s campus mask requirement will continue indoors without changes, and outdoors only when physical distancing is not possible among individuals in groups.

The COVID-19 Support Program remains operational and available to answer questions. Vaccinations are continuing, and anyone notified as eligible is encouraged to be vaccinated as doses and timelines allow. While we are heartened and encouraged by these changes, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to remain vigilant. 

   Health Information Resources:

205-348-CV19 Hotline for UA COVID-19 Plan Questions

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

COVID-19 Vaccine: Who’s Eligible

COVID-19 Vaccines Being Scheduled for Priority Groups

What to Expect after Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

Ensuring the Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines in the United States

   Business and Non-Profit Resources

SBA Coronavirus Relief Options

Alabama Small Business Development Center Network

COVID-19 Small Business Resources: Small Business Resources

Small Business Administration – Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

NSF – America’s Seed Fund

Emergency Capital Investment Program

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan

Paycheck Protection Program

Emergency Capital Investment Program

 Researcher Resources

Alabama COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Dashboard

HUD and COVID – Disease Risks and Homelessness

CORD-19 – free open resources for researchers working on the COVID-19 pandemic

CORD-19 Additional Resources

USDA Change in U.S. employment from 12 months earlier in metro and nonmetro areas, January 2019 to December 2020

National Center for Mobility Management Covid-19 Resource Center

COVID-19 Rural Epidemiology Infographics  from the AgriSafe Network

    Loan Information

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA): Economic Injury Disaster Loans Geographic Scope: Selected U.S. states and counties The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance and can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.

Federal Grant Opportunities

Trans-Atlantic Platform Recovery, Renewal, and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World
National Science Foundation

Deadline: July 12, 2021

Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resilient Communities (CCR)
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control – NCCDPHP

Deadline: May 24, 2021

National Initiative to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities among Populations at High-Risk and Underserved, Including Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations and Rural Communities
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control – OSTLTS

Deadline: April 30, 2021

Limited Competition Emergency Awards: Shared Personal Protective Equipment Resources for COVID-19 Related Vaccine and Treatment Clinical Trials and Clinical Studies (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health

Deadline: July 7, 2021

COVID-19 Private Sector Engagement & Partnership Fund

Department of State

Funding Opportunity Number: SFPO0007088

CFDA Number: 19.301

Deadline for Applications: May 28, 2021

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program Sustainable Agricultural Systems (SAS)
Department of Agriculture
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Deadline: July 1, 2021 Link:

Foundation Opportunities

Top Giving Foundations: ALABAMA

Community Foundations: ALABAMA

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief                                                                                                                                       

Deadline: December 31, 2021


I Can Breathe Again’: Older Adults Begin to Test Freedom After Covid Vaccinations

Analysis of The American Rescue Plan Act

The Transformation of Workspaces Post COVID-19

COVID-19 in Appalachia

Helping Nonprofits Navigate COVID-19

Small Business Pulse Survey Phase 4 Weekly Data Release

Majority Who Received Stimulus Payments Spending Most of It on Household Expenses

Women Represent Majority of Workers in Several Essential Occupations

Those Who Switched to Telework Have Higher Income, Education and Better Health

Tracking Job Losses for Mothers of School-Age Children During a Health Crisis

Working Moms Bear Brunt of Home Schooling While Working During COVID-19

Video Highlighting Use of ACS Data to Prepare for Pandemics