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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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 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)
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)
- Hazardous Materials
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:
- Recovery Planning
- Managing Recovery
- Core Capability-Specific Resources
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)
Post Disaster Reunification of Children - A Nationwide Approach
This approach is our nation’s first attempt to create a baseline for reunifying children separated by a disaster. It aims to assist local governments as well as entities that care for children. It can help you enhance existing emergency preparedness plans or conduct new all-hazards planning. (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)
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)