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  • The Big Business - Small Business Emergency Management Mentorship Program is designed to motivate and encourage large businesses to provide mutually beneficial emergency preparedness, response, and recovery expertise to small businesses.  The program was created to improve the resiliency of small  businesses, and reduce recovery time after a disaster.

    In true respect to the proactive "whole community" approach to emergency management, the Big Business - Small Business Emergency Management Mentorship Program results in a "win-win" for everyone!

    Did you know?

    Statistics from the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety indicate that 25% of all businesses do not reopen after a major disaster. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce reveals that this number rises sharply to 43% when a business does not have a formal emergency plan in place. 

    Enhanced Business Disaster Resilience Pilot Project  

    The State of Louisiana, Division of Administration, Office of Community Development, Disaster Recovery Unit (OCD/DRU) provided funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to increase the planning capacity of businesses that qualify for Gustav/Ike Planning Program assistance. If your business is located in one of the eligible 53 parishes you may participate in the Enhanced Business Disaster Resiliency Pilot Program. To learn more about the pilot program contact:

    Fifty-three (53) of the state's 64 parishes are CDBG-eligible, EXCLUDING only the following:  




    Red River










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