Updates and opportunities with the SBA.
With natural disasters causing lethal and economic destruction, particularly to small businesses, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) Office of Disaster Recovery and Resilience (DRR) is partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Office of Business, Industry, and Infrastructure Integration (OB3I) to lead discussions on disaster recovery and resiliency for businesses.
Recently hosting a forum on promoting coordination and partnerships with American small businesses throughout disaster periods, OB3I and DRR are focused on supporting preparedness, response, and recovery of the small-business community with disaster strikes.
For more information on securing support for your small business after a disaster, visit the SBA’s Disaster Loan Assistance portal here, and, to stay in touch with FEMA, join the National Business Emergency Operations Center (NBEOC) by emailing a completed membership form to NBEOC@connect.gov.
Pivoting to happier days of small-business ownership, the SBA has also announced opening of its applications for the 2024 National Small Business Week (NSBW) Awards.
From mom-and-pop shops to innovative startups, small businesses are the backbone of our nation’s economy, and NSBA is proud to support opportunities for small-business owners to be recognized for their tireless work and efforts.
To nominate a small business owner in your area or download related forms, criteria, and guidelines, visit sba.gov/nsbw. All nominations must be submitted electronically by 4:00 p.m. ET on Dec. 7, 2023. The awards will be presented during the NSBW Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., from April 28-29, 2024.