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Businesses and Organizations

Close coordination with public and private sector organizations is necessary to fulfill FEMA’s mission of helping people before, during and after disasters. FEMA coordinates with business and industry,  as well as faith-based, community and voluntary organizations, to improve our nation’s disaster preparedness and response. We offer an array of resources to ensure nationwide resilience and preparedness for all hazards.

Ways to Get Involved

Doing Business With FEMA

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When FEMA responds to a disaster, our goal is to contract with local businesses in the affected area, whenever practical and feasible.

Learn how your company or organization can do business with FEMA.

Small Business Program

FEMA has resources to help small businesses with individual procurement opportunities.

Provide Transport Services

Learn about possible transportation services opportunities to move essential items after a disaster.

Private Sector Coordination

National Business Emergency Operations Center (NBEOC)

The NBEOC is FEMA’s virtual clearing house for two-way information sharing between public and private sector stakeholders to help people before, during and after disasters. 

Before a hazard occurs, create a preparedness plan for your business. Visit for step-by-step guides, toolkits and other planning and communication resources.

Faith-Based, Community, and Voluntary Organizations

Individual and Community Preparedness

Individuals and communities can work together to improve preparedness and respond to disasters and emergencies. Get involved in your community today to help build capacity and plan for the unexpected.

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Learn more about what to do before, during and after a disaster by visiting

Voluntary Agency Coordination

FEMA Voluntary Agency Liaisons (VALs) support the significant contributions of voluntary, faith-based, and community stakeholders active in disaster by building relationships – and coordinating efforts – with and across partner organizations and government agencies.

How to Help

Volunteer and Donate

After a disaster, people come together to help. To make the most of your contributions, it’s important to follow these guidelines for donating and volunteering responsibly.

Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

Visit National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster to get a list of – or learn more about getting involved with this network of – trusted partner organizations.

Connect With Us

Speakers Bureau

We have federal disaster recovery specialists available for a variety of speaking engagements, including large conferences, classroom presentations, community organization chats and other events. Request a speaker.

Email Updates

Sign up for our External Affairs listserv for private sector communications and preparedness.

Have a Question?

If you have a question not answered on this page, email our Public-Private Partnerships Team.