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.
- US Department of Agriculture Farm Services Agency
USDA's Farm Services Agency provides disaster assistance for natural disaster losses, resulting from drought, flood, fire, tornadoes, and other types of events to assist agricultural producers with disaster recovery.
- Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and consumer Protection (DATCP)
- UW-Extension County Offices
UW-Extension provides connection to every county in the State, and will be able to provide county-specific information in event of an agricultural disaster event.
- UW-Extension Local Government Center Disaster Management and Recovery
The UW-Extension LGC provides resources to plan for, respond to, and recover from natural disasters.
- US Small Business Administration Drought Disaster Assistance
SBA's Drought Disaster Assistance helps provide disaster loans to small, nonfarm businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, and some private non-profits affected by drought.
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.