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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.
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June 12, 2017
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  • Smart Location Database

    ​This nationwide GIS data resource includes over 90 variables characterizing the built environment, transit service, destination accessibility, employment, and demographics at the census block group scale.

  • A Seat at the Table for Non-Disaster Organizations

    ​This article offers examples of how religious organizations, schools, and private business can provide resources and assistance in recovery.

  • Contracts and Procurement

    This guidance document ​provides an example of how one city used its procurement and contractual policies and procedures to recover from a disaster event.

  • Financial Planning for Disasters Webinar

    ​This webinar helped participants consider their local governments’ financial vulnerability as well as their capacity to respond to future natural disasters based on research and lessons learned responding to tropical natural disasters along the Gulf Coast of the United States.

  • Financing Critical Infrastructure and Redevelopment Projects Following a Major Disaster

    ​This webinar features efforts to finance redevelopment and infrastructure improvements for commercial and industrial areas after a major disaster. 

  • Disaster Grantmaking: Council on Foundations

    ​Provides guidance to local government and organizations on basic tips for disaster giving, disaster recovery resources, recovery planning guidance, and other valuable information.

  • Benchmarking and Local Government Reserve Funds: Theory Versus Practice

    This article helps local governments preserve their ability to provide services in times of financial crises.

  • National Disaster Resilience Competition

    One components of HUD's Disaster Recovery Funding Program is the National Disaster Resilience Competition. This funding program explains the CDBG-DR funding program.

  • HUD Exchange—Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program

    ​Includes all program requirements for the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) grant programs to help cities, counties, and states recover from Presidentially declared disasters, rebuild the affected areas, and provide crucial seed money to start the recovery process for a broad range of recovery activities. A new component of the HUD disaster recovery funding programs is the National Disaster Resilience Competition - Describes this new CDBG-DR funding program from HUD.

  • Financial Planning for Disasters: A Workbook for Local Governments and Regions

    This workbook is designed to help local governments and regions understand their financial vulnerabilities to natural disasters, evaluate their financial capacity to cover the costs of those disasters, identify strategies to close the gap between financial vulnerability and capacity, and identify and address the spillover effects of neighboring local governments’ financial vulnerabilities to disasters.

  • Local Grant Writing Guide: A Process to Request Recovery Assistance

    This guidance document goes through the process of how to write a grant and includes a sample cover letter and budget.

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    ​A guide for local and state economic recovery stakeholders on how to remove roadblocks to using federal funds for economic recovery purposes. Local communities can use this information to expedite their economic recovery efforts after a disaster.

  • Hazard Mitigation Assistance

    ​This database explains what hazard mitigation is and provides links to assistance. The three forms of assistance that FEMA provides for Hazard Mitigation are the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program (PDM), and Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program (FMA).

  • A Seat at the Table for Non-Disaster Organizations

    ​This article offers examples of how religious organizations, schools, and private business can provide resources and assistance in recovery.

  • Effective coordinatiion of recovery resources guide

    ​This guide highlights the critical tasks and coordination challenges that state, tribal, territorial or local governments address when managing recovery.

  • Restoring Regional Economies in the Wake of a Disaster: A Special Report from the NADO Research Foundation on the Role of Regional Development Organizations in Post-Disaster Economic Recovery

    ​This report focuses on the role of regional development organizations in the long-term post-disaster economic recovery process

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    ​See page 19 and 20. This is an example of a resolution used by a municipality to codify its agreement with a non-profit partner (NJ Future) to manage a Local Disaster Recovery Manager on behalf and in coordination with the Town.

  • LDRM- Job Description used by NJ Future

    One Example of an LDRM job describscription.

  • Local Disaster Recovery Management Operations

    Example LDRM job description. Pages 5 and 6 are particularly useful.

  • LDRM Role and Responsibilities defined by FEMA

    Official Fema definition.