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  • Disaster Assistance. The SBA provides various types of loans for businesses of all sizes in the event of a disaster. This includes physical disaster loans, economic injury loans, military reservists' loans, and home and personal property loans. Anyone with questions about disaster loans can call the SBA Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955.
  • Tax Relief in Disaster Situations. Information from the IRS about special tax law provisions may help taxpayers recover financially from the impact of a disaster, especially when the president declares their location to be a major disaster area.
  • A Blueprint for Emergency Preparedness, (PDF, 4 pages - 80 KB). Produced by the State of New Jersey in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, includes a checklist for Back To Business - What To Do After A Disaster that provides helpful steps about getting your business operational again.
  • What to Do if Your Business or Farm was Damaged. Information from FEMA about business and farm loans available to people who have suffered damage to business property or economic injury.
  • Department of Justice Disaster Response Antitrust Division. How to identify anticompetitive conduct that occurs after a natural disaster and how to report possible violations to the Antitrust Division.

Caring for Records and Employees

  • Disaster Response and Recovery. Developed by The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration for preservation and archives professionals, they have information about and guidance on recovering various types of record materials.
  • Managing After a Disaster. The U.S. Office of Personnel and Management devotes a section of its Management Handbook to managing employees after a disaster.

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