We have compiled the following resources to help you better understand the economic effects of the coronavirus and provide tools to help you and your community during this extraordinary time. View Federal Reserve Board resources here.

September is National Preparedness Month

By Ariel Cisneros
September 16, 2020 | connections

New survey shows challenges

September 15, 2020 | connections

Oklahoma’s Economy in 1920 and 2020—Some Similarities but Mostly Change

By Chad Wilkerson and Courtney Shupert
September 03, 2020 | Q3 2020

COVID-19 Scams and Fraud

As the federal government takes financial actions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, consumers should be wary of fraudulent solicitations.


Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Survey

Monthly information on current manufacturing activity in the Tenth District.

Agriculture Updates

Information on key demand drivers for agriculture.

Consumer and Community Context

August 2020 Issue: Features two articles that focus on changes in retail banking (Federal Reserve Board)

COVID-19 and Households’ Financial Distress

Employment Vulnerability and (Financial) Pre-Existing Conditions (Kansas City, St. Louis and Richmond Feds)

The Spread of COVID-19 and (Financial) Pre-Existing Conditions (Kansas City, St. Louis and Richmond Feds)

How Will COVID-19 Affect the Spending of the Financially Distressed? (Kansas City, St. Louis and Richmond Feds)

How Exposed Are Financially Distressed Households to Income Loss? (Kansas City, St. Louis and Richmond Feds)

Financial Distress and the Second Wave of COVID-19 Infections (Kansas City, St. Louis and Richmond Feds)

What is the Main Street Lending Program?

The Federal Reserve's Main Street Lending program provides business loans to help eligible small and medium-sized companies and nonprofit organizations through the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch this video to learn more.

Educators and families are invited to use the following free resources for online learning and homeschooling activities.

Core Concept Cards
Use these interactive vocabulary flashcards and accompanying activities to help high schoolers develop an economic way of thinking.

Currency and Coin Videos
These videos give students a glimpse into the Federal Reserve's cash processing functions.

Financial Fables
After reading these short e-books with your kids, use the printout coloring pages and activities to reinforce financial concepts.

Jay Starts a Biz
This online adventure features Jay Eagle as he flies into entrepreneurship and brings kids along to help start a business.

The Fed and You Video
This video helps students better understand their role in the economy.

Your Central Bank Video
This short video introduces younger kids to the Federal Reserve and how the economy works.

Find video testimonials of real-life entrepreneurs and ideas for books about entrepreneurship for all ages.

Building Wealth (Dallas Fed)
In an online format, students can learn important life skills like setting financial goals, budgeting, saving, investing, building credit, managing debt and protecting wealth.

Chair the Fed (San Francisco Fed)
Explore first hand how the fluctuation of interest rates affects the economy with this game.

Classroom Economist (Atlanta Fed)
These short animated videos help to simplify concepts related to economics and the role of the Federal Reserve.

DataPost (San Francisco Fed)
View high-level explanations of how the economy works on a global scale, directly from economists.

Escape from Barter Islands (Cleveland Fed)
In this game players must help Robbie, who’s stranded on the Barter Islands, purchase a sail for his boat and return home by trading other goods.

FRED (St. Louis Fed)
Tools for Teaching with FRED incorporates tutorials, instructional guides, lesson plans and activities with FRED, the St. Louis Fed's "Federal Reserve Economic Data" website.

Invest in What's Next (Richmond Fed)
Let your students learn about potential career paths and create a customized plan for their future.

The Federal Reserve and You 2.0 (Philadelphia Fed)
Designed with classroom flexibility in mind, teachers can use individual segments of this video for virtual learning.