Your Business or Farm
  • Business Resources: Financial

    Disaster Assistance. The SBA provides various types of loans for businesses of all sizes in the event of a disaster. This includes physical disaster loans, economic injury loans, military reservists' loans, and home and personal property loans. Anyone with questions about disaster loans can call the SBA Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955.

    Tax Relief in Disaster Situations. Information from the IRS about special tax law provisions may help taxpayers recover financially from the impact of a disaster, especially when the president declares their location to be a major disaster area.

    A Blueprint for Emergency Preparedness, (PDF, 4 pages - 80 KB). Produced by the state of New Jersey in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, includes a checklist that provides helpful steps about getting your business operational again.

    What to Do if Your Business or Farm was Damaged. Information from FEMA about business and farm loans available to people who have suffered damage to business property or economic injury.

    Department of Justice Disaster Response Antitrust Division. How to identify anticompetitive conduct that occurs after a natural disaster and how to report possible violations to the Antitrust Division.

  • Business Resources: Caring for Records and Employees

    Disaster Response and Recovery. Developed by The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration for preservation and archives professionals, information about and guidance on recovering various types of record materials.

    Managing After a Disaster. The U.S. Office of Personnel and Management devotes a section of its Management Handbook to managing employees after a disaster.

  • Farm Resources

    Farm Service Agency Disaster Assistance Programs. You are eligible for this program if your county was declared a disaster area by the President or Secretary of Agriculture for disasters occurring between January 1, 2005, and February 28, 2007 (livestock).

    Farmstead Preparedness and Recovery. From the Texas Cooperative Extension of the Texas A&M University, what to do to prepare and recover from a disaster.

    The Disaster Handbook. Produced by the University of Florida, chapter 6 has detailed information for salvaging many crops and other resources.