The resources below can help you develop a plan to protect your employees, lessen the financial impact of disasters, and re-open your business quickly to support economic recovery in your community. It is not intended to be complete or authoritative guidance on any of these topics, merely a starting place for individuals and small businesses in the Commonwealth of Virginia to begin their information search. Please rely on your local, state, or Federal officials for official guidance, instructions, and direction, and contact them with any questions that you might have.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
- Businesses seeking disaster recovery assistance are encouraged to contact FEMA to register their request:
1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or visit http://www.fema.gov
- FEMA Assistance Available For Residents, Businesses
- The Disaster Assistance Process for Individuals
If you suffered any disaster related damage you may be eligible for federal disaster assistance. Individuals that are Homeowners and Renters must register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to obtain a FEMA Registration ID Number by calling 1-800-621-3362. The speech or hearing impaired may call (TTY) 1-800-462-7585.
SBA Fact Sheet About Disaster Loans
Physical Disaster Business Loans
Loans to businesses to repair or replace disaster damages to property owned by the business, including real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and supplies. Businesses of any size are eligible. Nonprofit organizations such as charities, churches, private universities, etc. are also eligible.
Economic Injury Disaster Business Loans
Loans for working capital to small businesses and small agricultural cooperatives to assist them through the disaster recovery period. EIDL assistance is available only to applicants with no Credit Available Elsewhere - if the business and its owners cannot provide for their own recovery from non-government sources.
Emergency Loan Assistance to help producers recover from production and physical losses due to drought, flooding, other natural disasters, or quarantine. For information, download this guide.
Virginia Department of Emergency Management
American Red Cross Guidance for Business and Industry
Download the guide
Other Useful Preparedness Links
Institute for Home and Business Safety
Federal preparedness and recovery:
Virginia Business Resources
SBA Disaster Preparedness
Red Cross Business Readiness Evaluation Tool