Category: COVID-19 Additional Resources

Guide To Internet Plans For Low- And Fixed-Income Households

This resource covers a comprehensive list of financial assistance and Internet Service programs for eligible families and individuals. It’s a helpful guide especially at this time when schools and businesses have shifted to working and learning from home. This resource was provided by the Digital Literacy, Inclusion, and Safety Council.   Find out if you … Continued

National Poll: Americans Split on How ARP Funds Should Be Spent

This article is by ELGL member Nicole Bare with Change Research. Here’s a copy of the survey data used for this article. Change Research surveyed 941 Americans from March 18-30, 2021 about how funds allocated by the recently passed emergency COVID-19 relief package, the American Rescue Plan (ARP), should be spent. The bill gives state … Continued

ARP FAQ on GovLove

ELGL member Ryan Gallant from SLATE Research & Consulting will join us on a GovLove podcast episode to answer YOUR questions about the American Rescue Plan. The American Rescue Plan is providing $1.9T to stimulate the economy from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Billions will be available for local governments. Do you have questions … Continued

Survey: Best Practices for Digital Hiring, Interviewing, & Onboarding

UNC MPA graduate students Lauren, Sam, and Mallory are working with ELGL as part of a class service project to put together a report of best practices for digital hiring, interviewing, and onboarding of new employees. They are looking for some local government professionals to participate in a survey and/or speak with them directly. Conversations … Continued

Rewind: Pandemic Communications & Information Dashboards

This webinar originally aired on February 23, 2021. About: Learn how State College, PA built out an information dashboard to communicate with community members about the pandemic and available local government services. We’ll also learn how the Borough assessed the community’s communications needs and preferences to prioritize communications and engagement tools. Recording:

Rewind: COVID-19 Vaccine Resources for Local Governments

This webinar originally aired on January 29, 2021. About: ELGL is pleased to welcome our friends from the U.S. Digital Response (USDR) to this showcase of COVID-19 vaccine resources available to local governments. Learn from examples currently used in cities and counties in the US, and bring your questions about vaccine distribution, outreach, marketing, and … Continued

USDR: COVID Vaccine Provider Guide & Communications Strategies

This post is by our friends at the US Digital Response. Learn more about USDR’s work. USDR recently launched a dedicated health program to help state and local governments meet the urgency of the COVID-19 crisis. Using our existing rapid response model to deliver fast and free support, USDR’s health program assists with COVID-19 testing, … Continued

Rewind: Connecting Local Government and Education

This webinar originally aired on August 26, 2020. The pandemic has brought a whirlwind of change for schools as many districts transitioned to remote learning almost overnight in March. Now as we approach the start of the new school year, school districts are figuring out the best way to safely reopen and ensure students have … Continued

Report: Local Government’s Next Normal

This is the report from the ELGL, The Atlas, and SeeClickFix “Local Government’s Next Normal” survey, conducted in June & July 2020. Download the full report About the Local Government’s Next Normal Report Local governments across the country, and of all sizes, have been experiencing rapid shifts in priorities and work as a result of … Continued

Survey: Linking Budget to Strategy

Our friends at ClearPoint Strategy want to learn more about how your local government’s budget and strategy align. The survey focuses on three parts: Strategy, Budget, and COVID-19. The survey is composed of 20 multiple choice questions and will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. We’re interested to learn how local governments align their budget … Continued

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