May 01, 2022


To be eligible to receive a grant from the Small Business Readiness for Resiliency Program, a business must meet the following criteria.  

  • Have fewer than 500 employees 
  • Complete the Emergency Preparedness Checklist for Small Businesses
  • Have at least one physical or online business location within the United States or its territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, U.S. Virgin Islands, America Samoa)  
  • Have a valid employee identification number (EIN); a social security number cannot be used for this program  
  • Not be part of a franchise brand with more than 25 corporate-owned stores, or more than 250 stores in total  
  • Not be in an ineligible business category (as defined in the Terms and Conditions)
  • Have its principal physical location in a county that receives a major disaster declaration and qualifies for Individual Assistance  
  • Have been financially harmed by a disaster and incur an uncovered loss  
  • Incur applicable disaster-related damages or losses that equal or exceed $5,000  
  • Agree to all the Grant Program Rules

More information on eligibility and process can be found here.