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Houston Black Chamber Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

As "The Voice of Black Business" for Houston, the GHBC Foundation's mission is to support the efforts of the Greater Houston Black Chamber which focuses on providing "Access, Advocacy & Awareness" to African American business owners. 
The rebuilding of our region is a collaborative effort and WE ARE READY!
GHBC has created a three-phase approach to our Disaster Recovery Assistance for business owners impacted by Hurricane Harvey:
Phase I - Funding
GHBC Foundation Small Business Grant
The Foundation Small Business Grants program is intended to "bridge the gap" between the time a major catastrophe occurs and when a business has secured other resources such as insurance proceeds or SBA disaster loans.  Eligible applicants must complete GHBC Foundation Small Business Grant Application and have documentation of physical damage and/or economic injury.  Proposed use of funds will be limited to documented business expenses necessary for disaster repair or operational expenses. Eligible applicants must have 51% ownership in the affected business or the majority owner must sign the application.  Only one grant application per individual business.  
Phase II - Resources
Disaster Recovery Resource Guide
Different aspects of the recovery operations may be led by the federal government through FEMA, state government emergency response programs, and city or county emergency response programs.  Below is a checklist for working with federal, state, city and counties as a contractor during disaster recovery.
Phase III - Contracting

Disaster Recovery Vendors List

Disaster recovery operations are seeking vendors that can remove debris, provide facility support services, furnish supplies, commercial/residential construction services, and much more.
Local, state and federal government entities and officials have requested that GHBC compile a list of vendors to assist in the recovery efforts.
In an effort to respond to these requests, please complete the Disaster Recovery Vendor Questionnaire if you would like to be included in GHBC's Disaster Recovery Vendors List.
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