Other Recovery Help

Are you looking for assistance to help your business or community recover? Are you unsure of where to get information? Do you want to find local services?

If you can answer “yes” to any of these questions, this page may be able to help. Here you can find resources, not just for individuals, but also for businesses, local governments, and communities.

Your path to recovery may be able to start here.

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Economic Relief
The COVID-19 crisis has caused financial hardship for businesses and communities across the country. To provide some relief, the Treasury Department offers assistance that may help with some of these hardships. Click the links below to find assistance for the following:

(Department of the Treasury)

COVID-19 Resource Roadmaps
These roadmaps can help community leaders and disaster recovery partners. They cover COVID-19 recovery challenges in key topic areas. You can search the roadmaps to learn how to use supplemental funding and other federal programs to implement potential solutions. (FEMA)

COVID-19 Supplemental Resources
Search for federal resources available through COVID-19 supplemental funding. You can search by keyword or topic, read a short description of each program, and find links to the program websites. Contact the programs directly for current information. (FEMA)

    Federal, State, and Local Resources

    Assistance Listings (formerly CFDA.gov)
    This site offers a list of all federal assistance programs open to the public. Search programs offered for any of the following by type, agency, or number:

    • State (and the District of Columbia), local, tribal, and U.S. territory governments
    • Profit and non-profit entities
    • Special groups
    • Individuals and families

    (General Services Administration)

    Benefits.gov
    Are you looking for assistance that fits your situation? Just answer some questions in the “Benefit Finder” to find programs with federal partners that may be right for you. (U.S. Department of Labor)

    Grants.gov
    Do you want to seek a grant? If so, this is the place to look. Here you can find and apply for federal grants from over 26 agencies. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

    Federal Employees – Benefits and Flexibilities for Severe Weather and Other Natural Disasters
    Get information for federal employees, annuitants, survivors, and agencies affected by severe weather or other natural disasters. You can view Benefits & Policies to learn more about the following:

    • Pay and leave benefits for emergency situations
    • Health benefits
    • Group life insurance claims
    • Long-term care
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • Snow and dismissal procedures

    (Office of Personnel Management)

    HUD Grantees Information
    Find contacts, reports, awards, and other data for entities that receive HUD funding. Grantees include state and local governments, non- and for-profit organizations, public housing authorities, and tribal entities. (HUD)

    Local Governments
    Search for information about each city and town in the U.S. by state. You can use this information to find help after a disaster. (USA.gov)

    State and Territory Governments
    Find your state or U.S. territory government website so you can search for services or information. You can also search the websites of Tribal Governments. (USA.gov)

    U.S. Government Services and Information
    View a list of government services and information that can guide you to the help you need. You can find help online, in your local community, or in your state. (USA.gov)

    Community Resources

    Community Development Resources
    Get information about community development by subject, including the following:

    • Downtown Revitalization
    • Economic and Rural Development
    • Rural Tourism
    • Tribal Communities
    • Rural Libraries

    (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

    Community Lifelines
    Lifelines are fundamental services in a community that enable all other aspects of society to function. FEMA provides a toolkit that helps prioritize lifeline stabilization after a disaster. Lifelines include the following:

    • Safety and Security
    • Food, Water, Shelter
    • Heath and Medical
    • Energy (Power & Fuel)
    • Communications
    • Transportation
    • Hazardous Materials

    (FEMA)

    Community Recovery Management Toolkit
    The toolkit is a resource for local officials and community leaders. It aims to provide resources to help manage the complex issues of long-term, post-disaster recovery. The toolkit compiles guidance, case studies, tools, and training. The information is grouped in four sections as follows:

    • Organize
    • Recovery Planning
    • Managing Recovery
    • Core Capability-Specific Resources

    (FEMA)

    Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants (ECWG)
    ECWG helps rural communities recover from disasters that threaten safe drinking water. The following grants are available:

    • Water transmission line grants up to $150,000 – To construct waterline extensions, repair breaks or leaks, and work to replenish the water supply.
    • Water source grants up to $500,000 – To construct a water source, intake, or treatment resource.

    (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

    Multi-Agency Reunification Services Plan Template (PDF, 2 MB)
    The purpose of the template is to supplement a jurisdiction’s Emergency Operations Plan or Mass Care Annex. The intent is to provide guidance and suggested procedures for you to consider during the development of a plan. (National Mass Care Strategy)

    National Resource Network
    The Network is a diverse group of private and public sector organizations. Its purpose is to help distressed cities find and apply solutions to aid their economic recovery and growth. The Network offers their assistance through three core services:

    • Support for Implementing Solutions,
    • Access to Peer Networks and New Ideas, and
    • Online, On-demand Access to Expertise.

    (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)

    Emergency Planning with Children
    A baseline for youth preparedness that aims to assist local governments as well as entities that care for children. You can use these resources to explore how you can provide services that assist youth and families with children. (FEMA)

    Rural Community Resources
    Find government services and information to help improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. Find ways to create jobs and support economic growth. You can also find help to create essential community services and infrastructure. The services offered include loans, grants, and loan guarantees. (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

    Information Resources

    Alternative Fueling Station Locator
    Do you have a diesel, hybrid, flexible fuel (FFV), or other vehicle that uses alternative fuel? Use this interactive map to help you find fueling stations near you. (U.S. Department of Energy)

    U.S. Postal Service Alerts
    Find out if there are any postal service problems in your area after a weather-related or other event:

    • Is your post office open?
    • Is there mail delivery?

    You can view residential as well as business alerts. If you need to relocate, you can also do your change of address online. (U.S. Postal Service)

    Public and Private Landowner Resources

    Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program
    This program helps to conserve natural resources and aid watershed recovery after natural disasters. Both public and private landowners may qualify. You can find details for both EWP and the EWP Floodplain Easement Program (FPE) on the site. (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

    Last Updated: 11/30/2021