Disaster Preparedness • Economic Recovery • Resilience

Business Financing Resources

This page lists business financing resources for economic developers and stand-alone businesses. Action steps are listed here so that an economic development organization and/or chamber of commerce can secure access to capital for small and medium businesses in the event of a major catastrophe.

Leadership in a Time of Crisis: A Toolkit for Economic Recovery and Resiliency

IEDC is proud to announce the release of a revised Leadership in a Time of Crisis toolkit. The toolkit was developed by IEDC with nationwide input and funded in part by grants from the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration… …more

Connecting Entrepreneurs to Capital: Workshop Presentation

Given to stakeholders in Southwest Louisiana on September 12, 2013, this presentation was designed for small business support organizations, funders, and entrepreneurs by Jon Gregory, Managing Director at Innovate North State. This presentation provi… …more

Council of Development Finance Agencies

The Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) offers an online resource database that lists links, publications, fact sheets, articles and other items that support the development of financial …more


DisasterAssistance.gov is the online portal for disaster assistance from the federal government. Here you can find assistance, apply for assistance and check the status of your application. In addition this website helps guide users to other federal … …more

Establishing a Small Business Emergency Loan Fund Program after a Disaster Webinar

On August 21st, 2013 IEDC hosted the webinar Establishing a Small Business Emergency Loan Fund Program with presenters Robert Barragan, President of the Valley Economic Development Corporation and Jim Rich, President of the Greater Beaumont Chamber o… …more

Impact Assessment – Community Development Finance Institutions Response To Hurricane Sandy

On November 14, 2012, the Community Development Fund Institute (CDFI) Fund sent a letter to CDFIs for impact assessment of Superstorm Sandy on CDFIs and their clients. In conducting this brief, voluntary assessment, the CDFI Fund sought to identify t… …more

Prepare My Business.org

Prepare My Business is an SBA website that provides small business resources for disaster and business continuity planning and testing, as well as to provide free educational resources on key topics to reduce your business’s risk and quickly recove… …more

SBA’s Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Plan (DPRP)

The Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Plan (DPRP) replaces the Small Business Administration’s Disaster Recovery Plan in its entirety. While the DPRP represents a new document to meet the requirements of Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) 8, Nati… …more

Seedco Financial

Seedco Financial is a CDFI that has provided financial and technical assistance resources in post-disaster situations such as New York City post-September 11th and Southeast Louisiana after Katrina …more

Small Business Administration

The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides low interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes and private to repair or replace real estate, personal property, machinery & equipment, inventory and …more

Small Business Development Centers

Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) offer technical assistance to small businesses such as business plan development, marketing, etc., to help them grow or recover after a disaster. …more

Small Business Financing for Economic Recovery Workshop Download

Small businesses are the cornerstone of many local economies.  We have seen within recent years that both natural and man-made disasters can seriously impact local, regional and national economies.  Following a disaster, one of the biggest demand… …more

Tax Relief & Disaster Guide From The IRS

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides information for individuals and businesses for tax relief in a disaster situation. Additionally a guide provides resources regarding what to do for taxes and disaster situations …more

Webinar: Financing Tools for Retention of Small & Medium-Sized Businesses After a Disaster

This webinar provided the lessons learned in developing and delivering financial programs for impacted small and medium-sized businesses after a major incident. …more

World Trade Center’s Small Busienss Recovery Fund

The World Trade Center’s Small Business Recovery Fund (WTCSBRF) targets small businesses in the five boroughs of New York City impacted by the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. The fund was established by the SBDC, New York Business Development Corporation and private sector companies. …more