COVID-19 Resources

During these unprecedented times, we here at CIBA are thinking about you, hoping that you and your family are staying safe and are in good health. In an effort to help support our CIBA members to navigate these challenging times, we are providing this list of COVID-19 resources.

We will continue to update this page, as find more resources to share with you. If you would like to submit a link to share on our resource page, please email us at

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Public Health

California Department of Public Health and COVID19.CA.GOV provide up-to-date information about COVID-19 cases, testing, and research in California.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers the latest research and recommendations on COVID-19, including a self-check symptom checker. Also check out the CDC webpage with information for tribal communities.

Indian Health Service has fact sheets for caring for our cherished elders during this pandemic, as well as other health information.

Johns Hopkins Medicine has facts about COVID-19 and up-to-date information about the impacts of the virus across the United States.

Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission offers a list of COVID-19 resources and services for those living in Southern California. Make sure to watch the NAIC’s video COVID-19 PSA, called We Are Resilient.

National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center offers a number of links to resources aimed toward providing Native women support during this crisis.

Urban Indian Health Institute provides culturally specific information about COVID-19  for Tribes and Urban Indian Communities


Self-Care During Crises

Coping With Stress is a mental health guide from the Centers for Disease Control that includes important resources.

#HealthyAtHome is a guide from the World Health Organization that provides practical tips and information about caring you and your family’s well-being during the pandemic.


Resources for Elders

National Indian Council on Aging has a number of resources that you can read up on to help the honored elders in your family and community.

National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative has a dedicated page on their website that lists resources aimed at helping elders through this pandemic crisis.

Resources for Children

Center for American Indian Health has a free, downloadable, children’s storybook to help explain the COVID-19 virus, called Our Smallest Warriors, Our Strongest Medicine: Overcoming COVID-19.

Child Mind Institute offers information on how to support children during this difficult time.

Helping Children Cope with Emergencies is a guide from the Centers for Disease Control that offers tips to parents and caregivers about caring for their children during stressful times.

Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Corona Virus is a short, funny web comic that explains, in simple terms, the COVID-19 virus.


Artist Resources

Alliance for California Traditional Arts has a number of COVID-19 funding resources listed for artists across the state. Be sure to check the deadlines, as some of them may have passed.

Artist Relief is an organization that is distributing $5,000 grants to artists who are facing dire financial emergencies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Find more about the application and due date on their website.

Artist Relief Project is offering up to $200 per applicant based on financial need. Application due date and requirements for submission are available on their website

Arts Administrators of Color Network Relief Fund  is also offering grants for $200. Fund is to support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists. Funds will be provided as long as funding is available. No deadline.

California Relief Fund for Artists and Cultural Practitioners is a partnership between the California Arts Council (CAC) and the Center for Cultural Innovation and are offering $1,000 grants to applicants.

CERF+ is offering one-time $1,000 grants to support professional artists who are facing dire circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Priority will be given to eligible artists who have traditionally been underserved by the grant-making community including people of color and folk and traditional artists. Deadlines: July 29, 2020 for the first round of support and September 9, 2020 for the second round.

Creative Capital offers grants, information, and workshops to artists across the United States.


News, Entertainment, and Information from Indian Country

Alliance for California Traditional Arts has a Facebook page where they host a number of discussions and events.

Native America Calling  is a live, call-in talk show that addresses Native American issues across the United States.

Native News Online is a daily news source that has stories about the issues that affect the lives of Native Americans nationwide.

Two Feathers – Native American Family Services is a Facebook site that hosts a Virtual Indigenous Speakers Series.