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Barnstable County Business Resiliency Program

Small businesses: Do you need help planning for a future disruption?


A large storm or flooding event can wreak havoc on Cape Cod's small businesses.

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 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 experience and catalyze preparation and response plans for future disasters.  (Learn more about business continuity planning in the videos below.)

Twenty businesses will be selected to participate in the program, which provides 1-on-1 technical support to build a business resiliency plan.


DEADLINE TO APPLY: April 29, 2022

» To apply, fill out our Google form

*We recommend watching the videos below before you apply.


Greg Berman
Coastal Processes Specialist
Woods Hole Sea Grant and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension
(508) 289-3046

Shannon Hulst
Floodplain and Community Rating System Specialist
Woods Hole Sea Grant and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension
(508) 375-6952


We will help you:

  • Assess risks for various disasters
  • Plan for continuity before and during a crisis
  • Thrive in altered circumstances
  • Engage a digital strategy
  • Connect with resources

Participants will get:

  • $100 Gift Card
  • A business resiliency plan
  • … and you’ll be helping us refine our toolkit to help other small businesses

Be one of 20 Cape Cod-based businesses to receive free 1-on-1 technical support for resiliency planning.

About Business Continuity Planning

Watch these videos to learn more about business continuity planning as well as how to assess your business's vulnerability to storms.