Whether a nonprofit or for profit business, planning ahead for an emergency or natural disaster is a necessary part of doing business. In response to Hurricane Mathew’s, we have collected statewide resources to assist nonprofits in developing and updating your preparation efforts. Is something missing from this list? Please email email@example.com and we will continue to keep this page updated.
Dept. of Public Safety: Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Ready.gov (includes non-English translations)
For hard copies of the Family Preparedness or Business Preparedness Workbooks call e-mail Mark Bosma or call 800-347-0488.
The Vermont 2-1-1 database contains detailed descriptions of programs and services available to Vermonters that are provided by local community groups, social service and health-related agencies, government organizations, and others. We are constantly adding new resources to our database, but at last count it contained 950 agencies that provide nearly 10,000 services within almost 3,000 programs. Resource Specialists gather information by regularly attending community meetings throughout the state and contacting agencies directly to complete a formal update process at least annually.
PLANNING FOR TOMORROW’S FLOOD
Incorporating the lessons learned from past flooding to make communities safer, reduce the cost of future damage and protect vital areas of economic activity.
Vermont Economic Resilience Initiative (VERI) The goal of the project is to help communities recover quickly from disasters, minimize interruptions to businesses and the local economy, and reduce flood recovery costs.
The Resilient Vermont Network is a new collaboration of organizations and agencies in Vermont that are working to advance climate resilience. The Network is working to improve alignment, coordination, communication and strategic impact across a range of issues related to climate resilience.
The Roadmap to Resilience provided 23 recommendations about how to strengthen Vermont’s economic, environmental and social resilience.
Vermont Council on Rural Development
Helping Vermonters and Vermont communities develop their capacity to create a prosperous and sustainable future through coordination, collaboration, and the effective use of public and private resources.
Vermont Digital Economy Project VCRD had just 18 months to leverage a $1.8M federal disaster relief grant from the Economic Development Administration. The Vermont Digital Economy Project had an aggressive work plan to deliver eight different grant services in dozens of Vermont communities impacted by 2011 flooding. It was a unique project in that it bolstered virtual infrastructure, and not roads and bridges. Download a copy of our final report.
Vermont Small Business Development Center
Surviving any disaster is complex. We have created a 72-page bound workbook containing all the steps needed post-disaster to create the most successful and sustainable outcome for Vermont’s businesses.
The VtSBDC Disaster Recovery Guide for Business contains all the steps you need to take, and all the information you need to gather post-disaster. It is in order of the tasks we found businesses needed to take post-Irene. It is filled with checklists; to do lists; and worksheets to help you keep all your information in one place.
The Guide can be self-directed. Advisors are poised to help you take the steps if you would like assistance.
To download a copy please click here for a pdf: VtSBDC Disaster Recovery Guide for Business
For a hard copy version of the Disaster Recovery Guide contact your Regional Business Advisor.