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:

University of Alabama Coronavirus Information Site – Health Information

University of Alabama Systems: COVID-19 Updates — Discover more about Innovation, Collaboration, Research and Impact

Nick Saban Delivers a Timely Message as We Fight COVID-19 – UPDATED March 25, 2020

What You Need To Know About The Coronavirus Disease: Background on COVID-19 Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell

COVID-19 Testing Sites For testing sites and hours of operation, call the Alabama COVID-19 24/7 hotline at 1-888-264-2256. Note: There is no medical advice provided at this telephone number.

• For other information about the COVID-19 virus, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (https://www.coronavirus.gov) for health information.

The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America

          • Drive Thru Test Sites

          • Surveillance Report

General Health and Safety Information Links:

University COVID-19 Information

Social Distancing


Stress Management

Alabama Department of Public Health

Centers for Disease Control

          • Hospital Data

   Business and Non-Profit Resources

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 Chronicle of Philanthropy’s How Nonprofits Can Apply for Loans and Other Emergency Benefits

Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. This page will be updated as new information is available.

• Other information about actions being taken by the U.S. government is available at https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus and in Spanish at https://gobierno.usa.gov/coronavirus.

• The Department of Treasury has information available at Coronavirus: Resources, Updates, and What You Should Know.

National Federation of Independent Business – Urgent Loan Relief Information


   Researcher Resources (This is a growing list)


    • 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

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

Smoking Machine Adaptor Design Project for ENDS, Cigars, and Heated Tobacco Products (UC2) Clinical Trials Not Allowed
Department of Health and Human Services
Food and Drug Administration
Deadline: July 10, 2020
Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=326305

Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Health Care Systems Serving Health Disparity Populations (R01- Clinical Trial Optional)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline: September 8, 2023
Link: https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/funding/4923?utm_source=racupdate&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=update042220

Rural Tele-mentoring Training Center
Deadline: June 16, 2020
Link: https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/funding/4922?utm_source=racupdate&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=update042220

RUS-20-02-DLT [Related Opportunities]
Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants
Department of Agriculture
Utilities Programs
Deadline: July 13, 2020
Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=326343

Faculty Early Career Development Program
National Science Foundation
Deadline: July 27, 2020
Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=322909

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Academic Research Program (NARP)
Department of Defense
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Deadline: Dec 31, 2021
Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=302176

Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative
Department of Defense
Office of Naval Research
Deadline: Sept 14, 2020
Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=324779

Short-term Mentored Career Enhancement Awards in Mobile and Wireless Health Technology and Data Analytics: Cross-Training at the intersection
of Behavioral and Social Sciences and STEM Disciplines (K18 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Deadline: July 12, 2020
Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=307745

Secondary Analyses of Existing Alcohol Research Data (R01)
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Deadline: Sept 7, 2020
Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=296740

BRAIN Initiative: Secondary Analysis and Archiving of BRAIN Initiative Data (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Deadline: June 11, 2020
Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314775

FY 2020 Helping Obtain Prosperity for Everyone Program
DOT/Federal Transit Administration
Deadline: June 3, 2020
Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=325038

Novel, High-Impact Studies Evaluating Health System and Healthcare Professional
Responsiveness to COVID-19
Department of Health and Human Services
Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
Deadline: June 15, 2020
Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=326194

Research on the Science and Technology Enterprise: Statistics and Surveys – R&D,
U.S. S&T Competitiveness, STEM Education, S&T Workforce
National Science Foundation
Deadline: January 15, 2021
Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?opp

Science of Science – Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
National Science Foundation
Deadline: September 9, 2020
Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=320858

47.075 — Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
Decision, Risk and Management Sciences
National Science Foundation
Deadline: August 18, 2020
Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275142

Other Federal COVID specific Grant Opportunities:
Go to www.grants.gov and enter “COVID” into the search bar and click “go” for a full list.

Foundation Opportunities

Link: Full List of Community Foundations in Alabama

MIT Solve: Health Security & Pandemics Challenge

Geographic Scope: Global

Application deadline: June 18, 2020

MIT Solve is seeking tech innovations that can slow and track the spread of an emerging outbreak, for example by improving individual hygiene, developing low-cost rapid diagnostics, analyzing data that informs decision making, and providing tools that protect health workers. Solve is also seeking solutions that focus on preventative and mitigation measures that strengthen access to affordable primary healthcare systems, enhance disease surveillance systems, and improve healthcare supply chains.

Fast Funding for COVID-19 Science

Science funding mechanisms are too slow in normal times and may be much too slow during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fast Grants are an effort to correct this. If you are a scientist at an academic institution currently working on a COVID-19 related project and in need of funding, we invite you to apply for a Fast Grant. Fast Grants are $10k to $500k and decisions are made in under 48 hours. If we approve the grant, you’ll receive payment as quickly as your university can receive it.


NIST and OSTP Launch Effort to Improve Search Engines for COVID-19 Research

KFF Health Tracking Poll – Late April 2020: Coronavirus, Social Distancing, and Contact Tracing

Forecasting the impact of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic on hospital demand and deaths for the USA and European Economic Area

Urban and rural differences in coronavirus pandemic preparedness

Interactive Maps Highlight Urban-Rural Differences in Hospital Bed Capacity

USDA COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide (PDF, 349 KB)

The Health and Economic Impacts of COVID-19 Interventions

Is Your Community Ready to Re-Open? Real-time modeling and metrics; all 50 states and over 2,100 counties.

View the COVID-19 Projections from IHME – last updated May 12, 2020

Overview and Spectrum of COVID-19

Where are the good antibodies against COVID-19? UAB project aims to find out

Businesses and Workplaces – CDC Information

CDC Releases Resources to Assist States to Open