Agencies offering disaster preparedness assistance include the following:
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
• Emergency Preparedness for Businesses: Click here for information and resources regarding:
o Emergency Preparedness
o Disaster Planning
o Disaster Assistance
o Disaster Cleanup
o Disaster Recovery Plan
o State Government Information
Agencies offering assistance following a disaster include the following:
USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA)
• Disaster Assistance: For information regarding Disaster Declarations and assistance for natural disaster losses resulting from drought, flood, fire, freeze, tornadoes, pest infestation, and other calamities, click here. Information regarding Emergency Farm Loans is also available on FSA’s website.
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
• Disaster Assistance: Congress established the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) to respond to emergencies created by natural disasters such as floods, fires, and windstorms. Funding is designated for recovery assistance to remove debris from stream channels, road culverts, and bridges; reshape and protect eroded banks; correct damaged drainage facilities; establish cover on critically eroding lands; repair levees and structures; and repair conservation practices. In addition, NRCS may offer to purchase a floodplain easement under the EWP. For further information regarding these programs, click here.
FSA and NRCS Contact information: For contact information regarding the USDA Service Center in your area, click here.
U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
• Drought Assistance: The BLM may be able to assist grazing permit holders during drought conditions. For information regarding drought assistance, the affected grazing permit holders should contact their local BLM Field Office. For contact information regarding the BLM Field Office in your area, click here.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
• Tax Law Provisions: Click here for information regarding disaster assistance and emergency relief for individuals and businesses.
• Tax Relief in Disaster Situations: Click here to view news releases for specific disaster declarations and to access IRS disaster information.
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
• Salvage Procedures: Click here for general recovery guidelines for damaged records, books, etc.).