Disaster Preparedness • Economic Recovery • Resilience

Overview of the National Disaster Recovery Framework and the Economic Recovery Support Function

On August 27, 2012, Josh Barnes of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) provided an overview of the new National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF), which describes and institutionalizes agency‐wide approaches to prepare for, plan for, and manage disaster recoveries. He also described the Economic Recovery Support Function (RSF) of the NDRF, which is one of six functions that integrates the expertise of the Federal government to assist local, state and tribal governments recovery efforts.

The national disaster recovery framework seeks to provide a structure for all Federal agencies to participate in on‐going disaster planning and recovery that would facilitate problem solving, improved access to resources, and foster coordination among state and Federal agencies and nongovernmental partners and stakeholders.