Businesses and Private Non-Profits (PNPs)

Program to provide low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters. SBA disaster loans can be used to repair or replace some eligible items damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster.


Government and Communities

Environmental and Historic Preservation (EHP)

The most important message we can give is to anticipate environmental and historic preservation (EHP) issues at the outset of a disaster. The earlier these issues are anticipated, the easier it may be to navigate through the review process. Discuss these issues or questions with FEMA and Wisconsin Emergency Management staff as soon as possible. For more information regarding specific environmental or historic concerns:
  • FEMA Environmental & Historic Preservation
  • FEMA can provide technical assistance on EHP regulations and issues.
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
  • The DNR works to protect and enhance the environment in Wisconsin, encouraging early planning and consultation. This includes air permitting, air quality, endangered species, recycling/composting, water resources, and environmental impact.
  • State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) Review
  • The SHPO helps determine if historic preservation laws apply to your project.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  • In certain types of waterway projects, the USACE must be consulted for permitting.
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) - Upper Midwest
  • Federal grants are required to minimize threats to endangered species. This site helps perform a Section 7 Consultation online.
  • FEMA Map Service Center
  • The FEMA Map Service Center is the official source for flood hazard mapping for the National Flood Insurance Program. This site helps verify if your project is located in a floodplain or to access a flood map.