THE 2021 DISASTER & FLOOD RELIEF GRANT PROGRAM IS NOW CLOSED.
A grant program for Philadelphia’s businesses impacted by Hurricane Ida
The Merchants Fund (“TMF”) seeks to provide grants of up to $5,000 to businesses in Philadelphia that have suffered direct physical damage and/or inventory losses from flooding related to Hurricane Ida. *Given the overwhelming need facing so many business owners, please note that grant funding is not guaranteed.
Additional Disaster Relief Support and Resources
- To stay informed on the City’s recovery and relief efforts, visit https://www.phila.gov/2021-09-02-city-responds-to-damage…/, or text STORMPHL to 888-777 to receive free text message alerts and updates.
- To help the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management (OEM) better understand the impact of the storm on businesses, property owners, and residents so that they can determine where resources are needed, individuals are encouraged to report any property damages at the following survey link: https://bit.ly/3AdnQOG.
- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing financial assistance for impacted businesses and residents. Register online at http://disasterassistance.gov, through the FEMA app, or by calling the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Helpline services are available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
- The SBA Disaster Loan Assistance Programs has three loan programs for physical and economic damage caused by Hurricane Ida between August 31 and September 5 that are available for small businesses in Philadelphia.