Disaster Preparedness and Economic Recovery

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.


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


DisasterAssitance.gov

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


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

Developed by IEDC with nationwide input and funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration, the Toolkit is designed to benefit a wide range of public and private sector officials working with busin… …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