Recovery Planning Guidance

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FEMA needs your help as it develops planning guidance to help all partners work together on disaster recovery efforts. This document will support stakeholders as they implement the National Disaster Recovery Framework. The guide will identify structures and processes for states, tribes and communities to organize for recovery, and will include information on conducting needs assessments, recovery planning, multi-stakeholder coordination, and partnership development. It will cover both intermediate and long-term recovery.

How you can help:

FEMA and its partners want to discuss recovery state and local guidance here with you. We welcome your thoughts and ideas on the following topics:

  • Information, guidance and tools that would help you and your community prepare for recovery.
  • Ways in which individuals, businesses, community organizations, and local and state governments work together on recovery planning.
  • Challenges that are involved in preparing for recovery and implementing recovery plans.