Disaster Resources for Florida Small Business Owners

As the rebuilding process begins for Florida communities impacted by Hurricane Ian, we put together a list of several resources that may be available to small business owners. Make sure to follow local and state regulations and safety guidance during the recovery process. 

Here are a few resources that may be available for your small business: 

FEMA Hurricane Ian Resources 

For a comprehensive list of resources from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), please visit:  https://www.fema.gov/disaster/hurricane-ian

SBA Disaster Loan Assistance

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides disaster loans for small businesses. There are several different disaster loan options for small businesses with varying terms and use of funds requirements.  

Learn more about disaster loan assistance from the SBA 

Florida counties eligible for SBA disaster loan assistance 

Visit the SBA’s Hurricane Ian website 

Safety Tips for Cleanup Efforts 

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has put together a fact sheet to help keep workers safe during disaster recovery efforts. This fact sheet identifies potential hazards that can occur during the cleanup process and offers precautions to protect you and your employees. 

Download the OSHA Fact Sheet 

Tax Relief in Disaster Situations 

Victims of Hurricane Ian who have suffered property damage may be eligible for special tax help from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). 

Learn more about disaster tax relief 

Flood Insurance for Small Businesses 

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is managed by FEMA and provides flood insurance to property owners, renters and businesses. FEMA is encouraging NFIP policyholders impacted by Hurricane Ian to file claims now.  

Learn more about filing a flood claim 

Business Damage Assessment Survey 

Business owners that experienced property damage as a result of Hurricane Ian are encouraged to complete the Business Damage Assessment Survey. The survey will help the State of Florida assess recovery needs quickly deploy resources.  

Complete the Business Damage Assessment Survey 

Our thoughts are with those who have been impacted by Hurricane Ian. CRF customers who have been impacted and have questions or concerns about their loan should contact our Customer Care team.  

Disclaimer: The information in this blog is for general informational purposes only and may not reflect the most current resources and recommendations available to those impacted by Hurricane Ian. Please consult with your financial, tax, legal, and other relevant advisors when making decisions about your small business.