The Louisiana Small Business Rebirth Fund
Please view Governor John Bel Edwards' letter in support of the Rebirth Fund.
Louisiana experienced historic flooding in the summer of 2016. In addition to the incalculable personal losses, thousands of businesses were affected by the the flooding.
While federal recovery programs are helpful, they cannot 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 loans to provide quick relief. We are continuing to advocate for assistance for small businesses.
Applications are no longer being accepted for grant funding; the period to apply was in the immediate aftermath of the flood.
Help where it’s needed:
Donations to the Louisiana Small Business Rebirth Fund are awarded as need based grants to small businesses seeking desperately to reopen – providing goods and services within their communities and jobs for their employees. Spread the word to encourage individuals, businesses and corporations to donate to the fund.
One hundred percent of donations is awarded directly to small businesses and donations are tax deductible.
The Louisiana Small Business Rebirth Fund represents partnership with the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC), the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.), the Louisiana Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (LACCE), the Louisiana chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and One Acadiana. NOLA Media Group pledged $100,000 to the Fund.
Following are links to additional business disaster relief information:
- Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center
- Baton Rouge Area Chamber - Recovery Resources
- Louisiana Economic Development
- Louisiana Association of Business and Industry Disaster Resources