Disaster recovery is the cumulative effort of federal, state, and local governments in conjunction with non-governmental organizations and private industries pooling financial and personnel resources to assist disaster-impacted communities with:
Social and community services
Rebuilding the infrastructure
Restoring natural and cultural services
Revitalizing the economy
Mitigation is the measures taken to protect life and property from future disaster damages.
PEMA’s Bureau of Recovery and Mitigation is responsible for administering the federal grant and loan programs that help rebuild individual households, businesses, and/or the public infrastructure of state and local municipalities.
The bureau provides training, guidance, and technical assistance regarding supplemental disaster assistance programs.
Disaster assistance can become available in the form of: