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Disaster Recovery

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:

  • Reconstructing homes
  • Providing housing
  • Restoring health
  • 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 Role

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

Disaster assistance can become available in the form of:

  • Individual assistance
  • Public assistance
  • Small Business Administration loan program
  • Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
  • Other programs

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