The Institute of Business Analytics (IBA) and our UA System cares about the escalating numbers of people impacted from the COVID-19 pandemic. Please know that the IBA is committed to being a nexus of connectivity to better serve our students, faculty, staff as well as all of our stakeholders during this crisis. 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 IBA Resource Guide will provide you with information about funding opportunities and resources. The IBA 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 immediate resources in this COVID-19 pandemic.

   Health Information Resources:

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

Face Coverings Mandatory in all UA Campus Building

UA Healthcheck Assessment Tool

Visit the Healthcheck site to access the assessment.

   Business and Non-Profit Resources

Guidance for Businesses and Employers

SBA Notice: Now Accepting New Applications for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)

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

The SBA offers a number of State & Federal grant programs, and this is also an excellent place to look for eligible grants. Veterans, minority groups, and women-owned businesses should look on the SBA grant list page to see the available options. You can also find the eligibility criteria through the same site. Other places to spot State and Federal grants include:

   Researcher Resources

    • The Census Bureau produces economic data across the entire economy on a monthly, quarterly, yearly, and five-year basis.
    • Wonder online databases utilize a rich ad-hoc query system for the analysis of public health data. Reports and other query systems are also available.
    • Explore data and maps; find shortage areas, interactive mapping tools; dashboards, geography, etc
    • The home of the U.S. Government’s open data. Here you will find data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more. Search over 211,215 datasets!

    Loan Information

SBA’s Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

  Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.

Federal Grant Opportunities

Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell’s Guide to Grants – Issue 375 – January 15, 2021

National Information & Referral Support Center
Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living

Deadline: March 8, 2021

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330809

Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART)
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Deadline: February 16, 2021

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329062

Research on Juvenile Justice Topics, Fiscal Year 2021
Department of Justice
National Institute of Justice

Deadline: February 26, 2021

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330359

Strategic Trends Division Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
Department of Defense
Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Deadline: March 2, 2025

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=325076

Community Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Data Sharing Hubs
Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health

Deadline: February 15, 2021

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328542

US Enhanced Surveillance Network to Assess Burden, Natural History, and Effectiveness of Vaccines to Prevent Enteric and Respiratory Viruses in Children
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – ERA

Deadline: February 8, 2021

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328354

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Program Activities
Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health

Deadline: to be determined                                                                                                                                                                      Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328065

Digital Healthcare Interventions to Address the Secondary Health Effects Related to Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional)
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health

Deadline: March 2, 2021

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=327856

NIA Multi-site COVID-19 Related Clinical Trial Implementation Grant on Aging-Related Topics in at-risk Older Adult Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Required)
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health

Deadline: February 1, 2021

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=327717

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

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328098

Conducting Research to Inform Pandemic Response and Recovery of Emergency-Affected Populations by Determining Public Health Needs, Improving Methods, and Integrating Services to Mitigate Morbidity and Mortality
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – ERA

Deadline: February 18, 2021

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329756

Strengthening Public Health Research and Implementation Science (Operations Research) to Control and Eliminate Infectious Diseases Globally
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – ERA

Deadline: February 22, 2021

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329700

Foundation Opportunities

Link: Full List of Community Foundations in Alabama

Health Data for Action: (Data Access Award)

Deadline: December 17, 2020

The HD4A program will support innovative research that uses the available data to answer important research questions. Applicants under this CFP will write a proposal for a research study using data from one of the following anticipated data providers including: athenahealth; CareJourney VRDC T-MSIS Research Collaborative; the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC); Geisinger; the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI); HealthShare Exchange (HSX); OCHIN ADVANCE Collaborative; and TransUnion.

Eligible research projects can focus on a variety of topics, including health care utilization and spending; benefit design; quality of care; prescribing patterns and medication adherence; chronic disease; maternal and child care; complex conditions; employer-sponsored insurance; public and private insurance; consolidation; integration, and market competition; social determinants of health and disparities; COVID-19 patient characteristics and outcomes; financial distress; mental health; housing instability; opioid use and treatment; and geographic variation in health.

XPRIZE and Cognizant Announce Pandemic Response Challenge

Deadline: December 8, 2020

As COVID-19 rates continue to surge in countries around the world, XPRIZE, the world leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, in partnership with Cognizant, one of the world’s leading technology and professional services companies, have launched a new Pandemic Response Challenge, a competition aimed at harnessing the power of data and AI to equip policy makers, health officials, and business leaders with the insights and guidance needed to implement public safety measures that maximize their ability to keep local economies open while minimizing potential virus breakout


Alabama mask mandate extended to March 5 by Governor Kay Ivey

Alabama extends mask mandate amid high COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

Analysis: Rural Residents Stand Out as One of the Most Hesitant Groups to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine and Pose Special Challenges for the Mass Vaccination Efforts

Many in Rural America View Getting Vaccinated as a Personal Choice Rather Than a Societal Responsibility, and Half Say Severity of COVID-19 is Exaggerated

How COVID-19 accelerated the shift towards TradeTech

Digital Trade in a Post-COVID World

Alabama – COVID-19 appointment hotline gets 1.1 million calls in first day

CDC – What to Expect at Your Appointment to Get Vaccinated for COVID-19

State COVID-19 Data and Policy Actions

New Analysis Takes In-Depth Look at How States are Prioritizing Who Gets a COVID-19 Vaccine:   State-by-State Data Reveals Range of Early Approaches to Managing “Vaccination Line” and Many States Departing from CDC Recommendations

Things to Know about the COVID-19 Pandemic

Every State Declared Federal Disaster Areas During COVID-19 but Other Natural Disasters Are Happening

From COVID-19 to Hurricanes, Census Surveys Help Areas Prepare and Recover

Estimates of the Initial Priority Population for COVID-19 Vaccination by State

Addressing Racial Equity in Vaccine Distribution


Is the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine effective against COVID-19 mutations? Scientists have the answer