TIPS & RESOURCES FOR BUSINESS RECOVERY
PivotGuild is assembling resources and tips to help Colorado entrepreneurs and small business owners recover after the September 100-Year Flood. Bookmark and share this page for the latest community news.
Applying for Disaster Relief: You may not realize it but there are disaster funds available for residences AND businesses. You may have to brace yourself for some bureaucracy but it could be worth it if you’ve suffered damage. Start the process with this Disaster Survivor Application Checklist and by registering with FEMA online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired.
En Espanol: ASISTENCIA POR DESASTRE
Si sufrió recientemente por daños o pérdidas por las tormentas severas, inundaciones y deslizamientos de tierra y lodo, podría ser elegible para recibir ayuda por desastre
Para inscribirse, llame al:
Al solicitar, favor de tener la siguiente información disponible:
El número de seguro social (incluido su cónyuge)
Información de la póliza de seguros, si tiene alguna.
Dirección y código postal de la propiedad
Direcciones de cómo llegar a la vivienda o propiedad dañada
Número de teléfono donde se le pueda contactar o dejar un mensaje.
How to Clean Up After a Flood (Manual produced by Colorado State University): Addresses the most common questions about potential hazards – water, food, mud and debris. http://bit.ly/1f1QPGL
Temporary Office / Workspace: Boulder Digital Arts located at 1600 Range Street at Arapahoe and Fuse at the Riverside, located on Broadway just NE of Arapahoe, are offering FREE coworking for displaced entrepreneurs, freelancers and artists.
Person-to-Person Help: If you’ve been lucky enough to emerge relatively unscathed by this natural disaster, you may be wondering the best ways to support friends, colleagues and customers who have been more directly affected. We found this blog post to be sensitive and helpful: http://bit.ly/1blxIY9.
Tax Relief: Our friends at Boulder Valley CPAs alerted us that the IRS and the State of Colorado have provided filing relief to victims of the Colorado storms and floods, postponing the filing deadline of September 16th to December 2, 2013.
Volunteers (Boulder): If you’d like to volunteer your services OR if you are leading a community initiative and need volunteers, Occupy Boulder is leading a volunteer recruitment and coordination effort. Contact them via:
Boulder Flood Relief phone number: (720) 943-4482
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/boulderfloodrelief (need to be logged in to FB)
Small Business Administration Disaster Loans- Note these are LOANS and not grants. Requirements include a credit history acceptable to the SBA, ability to repay, and certain collateral. Applications and assistance with the loan process are available from:
SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center 800-659‑2955 email@example.com. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call 800-877‑8339.
The following info is provided by Congressman Jared Polis’s office:
Low-interest federal disaster loans up are now available to Boulder County homeowners AND business owners who have suffered damages due to the flooding.
- Homeowners can receive loans up to $200,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Additionally, up to $40,000 is available for similarly affected personal property.
- Businesses of any size, including non-profit organizations, may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged business assets.
If the Congressman can be of any assistance in helping you secure any loans, or in providing you with additional resources, please contact his Disaster Specialist, Danielle Henry, in his Boulder office at (303) 484-9596 or e-mail her at Danielle.Henry@mail.house.gov.
If you live in Larimer County, please contact his Disaster Specialist, Jamie Grim, at (970) 226-1239 or e-mail her at Jamie.Grim@mail.house.gov.
More to come…