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This page contains a range of resources to assist banks as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Newly added resources include an ABA analysis of the new COVID-19 relief bill, background and talking points on the relief package, and an EIP backgrounder and media talking points. More resources can be found on ABA’s Economic Impact Payments page.

ABA Analysis on PPP Reopening and Program Changes

Summary of changes to the SBA Paycheck Protection Program included in the COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress in December.

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Government Resources and Guidance

See the following agency resource pages for current agency releases and relevant guidance.

Government Programs Involving Banks

SBA Paycheck Protection Program

Links to the forms, guidance and FAQs lenders need to originate PPP loans for their small business customers.

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ABA Resources

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External Resources and Guidance

Related Training & Events

  • U.S. Economic Growth Battles COVID-19 in 2020

    Recorded Webinar | December 8, 2020

    Join ABA Endorsed Solutions provider Fannie Mae and speaker Doug Duncan, Chief Economist, for a virtual discussion of the latest Economic and Housing Outlook.

  • ABA Expert Webinar: 2020 Economic Update and What Banks Can Expect in 2021

    Recorded Webinar | December 1, 2020

    Join ABA experts Tyler Mondres and Hugo Dante for an economic update following a tumultuous 2020 and what banks can expect in 2021.

  • Next Generation Digital Lending in a Post-COVID Era

    Recorded Webinar | October 22, 2020

    Join ABA's Endorsed Solution, Akouba to learn how community banks are leveraging digital lending platforms to process small business loans more cost-effectively while providing a better loan experience for their business borrowers customers.

  • Emerging Claims in a Pandemic Environment

    Recorded Webinar | October 14, 2020

    ABA Insurance Services’ Patricia Williams will moderate a discussion with attorneys John Cullen and Jennifer Gorman about risk management and liability considerations related to operating in the current pandemic environment.

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Economic Impact Payments – New Resources for Banks

To help banks prepare for and manage EIPs included in the COVID-19 relief package, ABA has updated its EIP Resources page with new media talking points on both EIPs and the relief bill, and operational planning guidance.

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Consumer Resources

Industry Practices

COVID-19 Relief Bill – ABA Expert Analysis

ABA’s latest staff analysis on the December 2020 COVID-19 relief package includes a full summary of the bill’s banking-related provisions and is available for download to both member and non-member banks.

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COVID-19 Pandemic Updates & Health Information

Cybersecurity and Fraud

Bank Operations Network

Discuss operational challenges, solutions and business continuity issues resulting from COVID-19 with fellow bankers. Join the new ABA members-only online network.


Policy Analysis & Advocacy Efforts

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