Your Business or Farm

Get information that can help you with your business or farm after a disaster. Learn about financial assistance as well as other resources that can help you recover.

Financial Resources

Disaster Loans
Learn about loans the Small Business Administration (SBA) offers to businesses after a disaster. You can use the loans to repair or replace business property and assets. If you have questions, call the SBA Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 for help. (SBA)

Disaster Assistance Programs
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers help for disaster losses under several programs. The programs include things like livestock, honey bees, farmed fish, crops, and grazing lands. (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses
View special tax laws that may help businesses and farms with financial recovery after a disaster. There are also links to tips, forms, and contacts. (Internal Revenue Service)

Planning and Recovery Resources

Preparedness Planning for Your Business
Any natural or man-made disaster can affect your business. Learn five steps that can help you develop a preparedness program. (

Ready Rating
Learn how to prepare your business for disasters. Find free tools that can help you evaluate and improve your ability to face and recover from a disaster. Whether you're just starting a plan or you already have an emergency program in place. (American Red Cross)

Farmstead Preparedness and Recovery
Learn how to prepare your farm or ranch for the physical and economic impacts of a disaster. Learn how to make a preparedness plan. Then learn some actions to take to help you recover after a disaster. (Texas Extension Disaster Education Network)

Disaster Recovery
Learn how to spot and report anticompetitive conduct that may occur after a disaster. This includes bid rigging, price fixing, and customer or market allocation. Learn what these terms mean and read about an actual case. (Department of Justice)

Salvage Procedures
Find guidelines on how to care for materials affected by a disaster. Things like paper records, books, photos, film, and magnetic media, like audio, video, and computer disks. (National Archives)

Last Updated: 02/07/2018