At Code for America, we have always believed that government must work for the people, by the people, in the digital age.

In the midst of a national (and global) pandemic—with schools closing, families in need of food and childcare, and people unable to access a government office for critical benefits—the stakes of government working for those who need it most have never been higher.

Code for America is positioned to provide immediate assistance to both people and governments in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. This page will highlight our response efforts to help people through this crisis.




Blog post
Putting People Over Paperwork

Recapping our 8th annual National Day of Civic Hacking

September 15, 2020

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Government Rising to Help Those Who Need It Most

September 10, 2020

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Announcement
Reimagining Government Starts With Voting

September 3, 2020

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Keeping Students Fed in an Uncertain Back to School Season

What we learned from Pandemic EBT, and what comes next

September 3, 2020

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Volunteer Spotlight: When Tech Is the Last Piece of the Puzzle

An interview with Open Twin Cities about the Brigade’s efforts to support mutual aid in their community

August 25, 2020

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Conducting Research with a Healing Mindset

Caring for research participants over the phone in the time of pandemics

August 13, 2020

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Filing Taxes for Economic Justice

How GetYourRefund has helped more than 10,000 people access the tax credits they’ve earned

August 4, 2020

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Bringing Government into the 21st Century

July 10, 2020

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People Power: How Local Communities are Responding to COVID-19

A conversation with Code for America Brigade leaders about how they are tackling local problems collaboratively with government

July 2, 2020

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Data Science and an Inclusive Recovery

June 24, 2020

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Volunteer Spotlight: Helping Put Cash in People’s Pockets

A conversation with Brigade member Diana Laster on scaling GetYourRefund with help from volunteers across the country

June 17, 2020

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Voice of the Researchers

June 11, 2020

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Helping Clients Succeed, in Normal and Abnormal Times

An interview with Client Success Lead Atzay Perez Estrada on speaking to GetCalFresh clients every day

June 9, 2020

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Announcement
Helping More Than 1.3 Million Schoolchildren Access Pandemic EBT—in Just One Week

May 29, 2020

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People Lead the Way

How GetCalFresh has adapted qualitative research during a public health crisis

May 21, 2020

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How Louisiana Rapidly Scaled Pilot Solutions to Combat COVID-19

Finding innovative ways to bring client voices into systems change

May 14, 2020

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COVID-19 and Food Assistance by the Numbers

May 6, 2020

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When Client Research Is More Difficult, and More Necessary, Than Ever

Adapting to remote research methods, and announcing our Qualitative Research Practice Guide

April 29, 2020

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Delivering a Human-Centered Safety Net in a Time of Crisis

April 28, 2020

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When a Movement Meets the Moment

How Code for America’s Brigade Network is responding to the COVID-19 crisis

April 22, 2020

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