Before Cleaning Up
Call your insurance carrier to discuss measures you must take to qualify for compensation before you begin cleaning up or rebuilding.
Keep invoices or receipts if you are cleaning up or repairing damages. These may be needed for claiming compensation later.
Get compensation for damages. Contact your insurance company to claim damaged inventory, possessions, and structures, and deferred income.
SF Disaster Loans
Get access to other loans. The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) can help provide access to various loan products that may also assist you in getting your business back up and running.
Disaster Relief Applications
Federal Disaster Relief
Get a Federal emergency loan of up to $2 million. Businesses affected by a federally-declared disaster can register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and then apply with the US Small Business Administration (SBA).
Help your employees recover lost income. Employees can apply to the CA Employment Development Department for benefits for work cancelled during and following a disaster.
If your property sustains major damage, you may want to consider temporary relocation until your property is rebuilt. OEWD's Invest in Neighborhoods Program can help. With its StorefrontSF search engine, the program can provide you with listings for available storefronts throughout the City.
Obtain New Permits
Obtain new permits and licenses if you made major repairs, replaced major equipment, or bought the establishment following a disaster. The pre-disaster permits and licenses will not cover new conditions, new equipment, or new owners. Please visit or call the Planning Information Center for any of your permit questions.
Business Technical Assistance
Reopen Your Doors
Reopen your doors. You’ve cleaned up and are about to begin operating your business again. Make sure your pre-disaster operating permits, licenses, and certificates are still valid. Then plan to keep things running smoothly in the future, no matter what the next turn brings.
Last modified date: Fri, 01/20/2017 - 13:32