In recent years, local businesses on Cape Cod have faced unprecedented economic challenges. A program sponsored by Barnstable County’s Cape Cod Cooperative Extension and Woods Hole Sea Grant aims to help Cape Cod small businesses develop plans to respond to and recover from disasters related to flooding and other storm events and build resilience in advance of an emergency.
This business continuity program builds on research-based frameworks, tools, and checklists created in 2021 to help Cape Cod business owners recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and catalyze preparation and response plans for future disasters.
Twenty businesses will be selected by Barnstable County’s Cooperative Extension and Woods Hole Sea Grant to participate in the program, which provides free 1-on-1 technical support to build a business resiliency plan. The new deadline to apply is April 29, 2022. To learn more about the program and to apply, visit https://seagrant.whoi.edu/bcp/
Direct questions about the program to: Greg Berman, Coastal Processes Specialist, Woods Hole Sea Grant and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, 508-289-3046, firstname.lastname@example.org or Shannon Hulst, Floodplain and Community Rating System Specialist, Woods Hole Sea Grant and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, 508-375-6952, email@example.com