Find the information and resources you need to navigate the COVID-19 outbreak

Indiana University is responding to the rapidly changing situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in our state, and across our nation, and our world. At the Center for Rural Engagement, we strive to support the need for connection as communities come together and share resources.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Indiana State Department of Health will have the most up-to-date public health information available.

Last updated April 2, 2020. This list will be updated continually as we discover new resources. If you would like to list a resource on this page, please email

Commercial resources

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest disaster loans to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Indiana Department of Workforce Development

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development is maintaining information and guidance on unemployment claims related to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Office of Community and Rural Affairs

The Office of Community and Rural Affairs is sharing state and small business resources related to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

If the Center for Rural Engagement can support your community through this time or serve in new ways, please let us know.

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The IU Center for Rural Engagement improves the lives of Hoosiers through collaborative initiatives that discover and deploy scalable and flexible solutions to common challenges facing rural communities. Working in full-spectrum community innovation through research, community-engaged teaching and student service, the center builds vision, harnesses assets and cultivates sustainable leadership structures within the communities with which it engages to ensure long-term success.