You can get help to prepare your business for a disaster. Help is also available if your business suffered any physical damage during a disaster. 

You can get help to prepare your business for a disaster through:

  • Community workshops
  • Online tool
  • One-on-One services

Learn more about the Business Preparedness and Resiliency Program.

You can apply for help if your business has suffered physical damage or interruption due to an emergency. These include:

  • Fires
  • Floods
  • Ruptured water mains
  • Building collapses or explosions 
  • Power outages
  • Terrorist attacks

Staff from the NYC Emergency Response Unit may be sent to the emergency site to help the business owner. 


Learn more about Emergency Response and Recovery.


To learn more, send email to .

By Phone

  • Agency: Small Business Services
  • Division: NYC Small Business Services Hotline
  • Phone Number: 888-SBS-4NYC (888-727-4692)
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Please call (212) 618-8810 after hours.

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