This page contains information for business owners and farmers affected by a disaster. Some of the information provided includes assistance offered by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Farm Service Agency (FSA).
FEMA does not offer grant assistance to businesses and farmers. However, FEMA does act as a referral agency for business owners and farmers. FEMA may also maintain a list of additional referral resources for business owners and farmers. The referrals may be obtained by calling the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362 or by visiting fema.gov/disasters. Please select the state in which your disaster occurred.
Business and farm loans are available to people who have suffered damage to business property or economic injury. These low-interest loans are available through the Small Business Administration and the Farm Service Agency (FSA), to repair or replace damaged property not covered by insurance, and to provide working capital.
You can obtain information at the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) that may be set up after the President declares a major disaster. You can also call 1-800-621-FEMA (TTY: 1-800-462-7585) for information. You can visit the County FSA office or one of the SBA workshops set up in disaster areas.
In addition, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Extension Service provides information and materials to farmers, ranchers, and others on what they can do to protect themselves and their property against the hazards associated with disasters. Information is available on such topics as: cleanup of damaged property, sanitation precautions, insect control, food preparation in an emergency, recovery actions on damaged farms, and renovations of damaged equipment and property.