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The Community Recovery Management Toolkit is a compilation of guidance, case studies, tools, and training to assist local communities in managing long-term recovery following a disaster. The materials provided in this toolkit are aimed at providing guidance and resources to help local officials and community leaders to lead, organize, plan for, and manage the complex issues of post-disaster recovery.

Below are links to organizations that provide toolkits, training, and other information to assist local community leaders in the recovery process.

  • Economic
  • Housing
  • Natural and Cultural Resources


General Recovery Resources

American Planning Association: Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery: Next Generation - This site provides updates on the development of the Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction PAS Report, as well as providing online information for practitioners, including the Recovery News blog.

International City/County Managers Association: ICMA Knowledge Network: Disaster Recovery - This community forum for local city and county managers provides articles, blog posts, questions, documents, and group discussion for disaster recovery.

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters Resources - National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership based organization that serves as the forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle—preparation, response and recovery —to help disaster survivors and their communities.

The Extension Disaster Education Network EDEN: Reducing the Impacts of Disasters Through Education - EDEN is a collaborative multi-state effort by Extension Services across the country to improve the delivery of services to citizens affected by disasters. 

ABAG Recovery Toolkit for Local Governments - This toolkit provides sampling of some of the work done by ABAG, other local, state, and federal partners, other local governments, and academics on the topic of long-term disaster recovery, and includes some conceptual and theoretical work as well as practical, usable tools such as model ordinances.

The National Disaster Preparedness Training Center at the University of Hawaii - NDPTC develops and delivers training and educational programs related to disaster management, with a specific focus on natural hazards, coastal communities, and the special needs and opportunities of islands and territories.


Sector Specific Resources


Restore Your Economy - is a one-stop shop of disaster preparedness and post-disaster economic recovery resources, webinars, tools, event announcements as well as opportunities to connect with peers through social media groups.

NADO Disaster Mitigation and Recovery Resources - This site has a searchable listing of publications, trainings, and model documents related to pre-disaster mitigation and post-disaster recovery, including Lessons from the Storm: Case Studies on Economic Recovery and Resilience.


PD&R Disaster Recovery Toolkit - HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) offers a list of relevant resources, reports, guides, and ordinances to aid in the disaster recovery process specific to flood recovery, wind recovery, and earthquake recovery.

CDBG-DR Toolkits - The Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Toolkits cover the two phase process that the CDBG-DR grantee will undertake in the implementation of their long-term recovery efforts: 1) assess disaster impact and unmet needs; and 2) develop and implement the solution (homeowner rehabilitation program, buyout program, small business loan and grant program, small rental rehabilitation program). 


Digital Coast -The Digital Coast provides data, tools, training, case studies, as well as a section devoted to showing users how to apply Digital Coast resources.

Coastal & Waterfront Smart Growth - Resiliency Resources provided here include integration of hazard mitigation into community planning, hazard mitigation planning, and disaster recovery planning.

Last Updated: 
04/21/2015 - 16:25