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AWR-391-W: Improving Business’ Financial Literacy and Management to Support Post-Disaster Economic Recovery



Full program description

Course Overview:

This awareness level course will provide the learner with an overview of business financial literacy and the need for pre-disaster planning.  The participants will be provided with case studies to highlight the concepts provided in the course.  They will also receive a high-level overview of planning for the financial aspects of disasters. 

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to successfully complete post-course questions based on the following tasks:

  1. Identify the kinds of financial disasters that can affect a business and identify the key elements of business financial literacy;
  2. Recognize key partners in the public and private sectors that provide information and guidance in emergency management and financial planning;
  3. Re-state the public (government) and non-governmental programs that can assist in financial disaster preparedness for businesses;
  4. Identify initial steps towards business financial preparedness for disasters.


This project is supported by Cooperative Agreements EMW-2020-CA-00064, EMW-2021-CA-00092, EMW-2021-CA-00093, EMW-2022-CA-00037, and EMW-2023-GG019446 administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Points of view or opinions expressed in this document are those of the author and do not represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.