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Grant Identification Tool

U.S. Digital Response has developed a tool to help states more easily identify federal grant opportunities, coordinate application processes internally, and efficiently access funds for their communities.

U.S. Digital Response partnered with the Tobin Center at Yale University to create a user-friendly, interactive tool to help uncover previously unmeasured staff connections between nursing homes that may have contributed to the spread of COVID-19. The tool allows public health officials and nursing home decision-makers to rapidly access the research from Yale and UCLA to help reduce the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19 and better protect these vulnerable facilities.

COVID-19 Communication Toolkit: A Health Equity Lens

This toolkit offers detailed, step-by-step guidance to help health communicators, content developers, educators, and health promotion leaders put health equity recommendations into COVID-19 communication action. The tools and information shared here are based on evidence-based research with the goal of helping communities access COVID-19 vaccination and testing information easily and seamlessly.

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Finders

U.S. Digital Response is working with states to build vaccine appointment finder tools to help fill the information gap and to help people access vaccines. USDR’s technology experts are developing various solutions to meet the unique needs of states and communities.

Navigating Vaccine Information

U.S. Digital Response investigated how people across the country are considering, collecting and reacting to vaccine-related information. The outcomes of the research and interviews we’ve conducted highlight how governments can minimize confusion through communications and better help people take action to get vaccinated.

Strategies to Build Trust in COVID Communications

Access recent, nationwide, primary, qualitative research to explore how at-risk and vulnerable communities receive critical COVID information. USDR’s research, findings and recommendations are publicly available to help build trust in government COVID communications and to make COVID information accessible to all.

Federal Stimulus Tracking

USDR’s stimulus tracking tool uses automatic scripts to identify new grants available from the federal government and share the information with relevant agencies. It also enables agencies to express interest in available grants and share reasons if not interested, and encourages coordination and collaboration across various agencies to maximize the probability of receiving grants.

Project Storefront

Connect your community members with the food and resources they need using this smart platform created by U.S. Digital Response. This solution offers a free and customizable virtual store for organizations to sell or donate goods to their communities.

CARES Act Funds Reporting

U.S. Digital Response helps states quickly and efficiently report on the funds they directly received under the CARES Act with a free tool that adheres to federal requirements and simplifies the reporting process. The tool has been implemented in two states and can be customized to meet other states’ needs within days

Social Media Playbook

Deploy trusted information to your community across social media with this guided exercise in social media management. USDR's Social Media Playbook will help you audit, strategize, and distribute trusted COVID-19 content across social media channels.  

Website Health Check

USDR's team of experts can help you learn if your website is prepared for increased web traffic by running health and stress tests – then addressing the biggest needs.

Digital Tools for Curing Ballots

USDR's elections team can help you set up tools to quickly notify voters with rejected ballots – and then guide them through the ballot cure process.

Vote-By-Mail Online Applications

If your state does not provide online vote-by-mail applications, we can help you set one up – improving the application process for both you and your voters.

Elections Support Queue Management

USDR helps state and local elections offices put solutions in place to minimize support burdens, and accelerate the resolution of issues that come in via phone, email, social media, or chat.

Poll Worker Management

USDR will help you set up online tools that make it easy for voters to apply to be a poll worker and for your election officials to manage poll workers leading up to the election.

Automating Vote-By-Mail Application Processes

USDR will help save time at your office by setting up improved systems to process incoming vote-by-mail applications – both email and print.

Local Elections and Voting Info Website Template

USDR's elections website template has been built in partnership with the Center for Tech and Civic Life, based on research from the Center for Civic Design. In just a few hours, you’ll set up a modern, user-friendly site that works on desktops and mobile phones, complete with a navigational home-page and 20+ pages of relevant content.

Elections and Voting

USDR is partnering with elections offices and NGOs to provide new tools and adapt existing ones, streamline operations, and navigate these changes. Knowing that time is of the essence, we can work with you to setup simple tools in a matter of days, using familiar, off-the-shelf software whenever we can, with whatever training or support you need.

Small Business Loan Eligibility

Small businesses across the U.S. are searching and applying for financial assistance in response to the COVID-19 crisis. USDR created a 3-10 minute questionnaire to help small business owners understand which programs they qualify for and how to apply.