Business Rebirth Fund


Louisiana Small Business Rebirth Fund provides triage grants to small businesses impacted by the historic flooding in South Louisiana in August. Businesses nationwide are encouraged to donate to the fund to assist small businesses that were ravaged by flood waters. 100 percent of tax deductible donations is awarded directly to small businesses. While federal recovery programs are helpful, they can’t begin to make whole the thousands of small businesses hit hard by this tragedy. The Louisiana Small Business Rebirth Fund provides a “hand up” to impacted businesses through triage grants to provide quick relief. The unprecedented reach of water in some areas was described as a 1,000 year flood. Confident in the notion that they were out of harm’s way, many small businesses were not covered by flood insurance policies. While Louisianians have a demonstrated history of helping their own and bootstrapping their own recovery, the enormity of this tragedy requires help from outside. In that spirit, please consider donating to the Rebirth Fund to help
the thousands of small businesses struggling to reopen. More than 50,000 businesses and 590,000 employees* could have been impacted. Full impact of the flooding remains to be calculated.
Visit to donate and to read a letter of support from Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards.
Grant eligibility:
• Small businesses registered with the Louisiana Secretary of State with 50 employees or fewer
• Operational on August 10, 2016
• Located in one of the 20 parishes included in the federal disaster declaration area: Acadia, Ascension, Avoyelles, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Vermilion, Washington and West Feliciana
Who we are:
The Louisiana Small Business Rebirth Fund represents partnership with the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.), the Louisiana chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the Louisiana Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (LACCE) and One Acadiana, as well as support from Governor John Bel Edwards.

>>>50,000 BUSINESSES & 590,000 EMPLOYEES could have been impacted. *According to U.S. Census data

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