Disaster Preparedness • Economic Recovery • Resilience

Federal Resources

Leadership in a Time of Crisis: A Toolkit for Economic Recovery and Resiliency

IEDC is proud to announce the release of a revised Leadership in a Time of Crisis toolkit. The toolkit was developed by IEDC with nationwide input and funded in part by grants from the U.S…. …more

An Improved Federal Response to Post-Disaster Economic Recovery

This report from January, 2010 identifies post-disaster economic recovery issues and provides recommendations on how federal partners can better assist local communities. Funded by a grant f… …more


DisasterAssistance.gov is the online portal for disaster assistance from the federal government. Here you can find assistance, apply for assistance and check the status of your application. … …more

Doing Business with GSA Guide

The Quick Guide as an easy-to-read road map that can guide you through the GSA web site to find the business opportunities available to your company. …more

Experiences from Past Disasters Offer Insights for Effective Collaboration after Catastrophic Events,

Experiences from Past Disasters Offer Insights for Effective Collaboration after Catastrophic Events, Government Accounting Office (GAO), July 2009, reviews five catastrophic disasters : the… …more

Federal Tools and Resources for Economic Development Presentation

This presentation includes federal resources for post-disaster economic recovery and development. IEDC Senior Associate Carrie Mulcaire gave this presentation to a delegation of municipal le… …more

Federal, State and Other Resources for Communities Impacted by Superstorm Sandy

It has been extremely difficult for communities in the path of Hurricane Sandy, which made landfall near Atlantic City in the U.S. on Monday, October 29, 2012. The superstorm has had devasta… …more


The primary mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation terrorism, and other man-made disasters, by leading and suppo… …more

Financing Critical Infrastructure and Redevelopment Projects Following a Major Disaster Webinar

On January 30th, 2013, IEDC hosted a webinar, Financing Critical Infrastructure and Redevelopment Projects Following a Major Disaster. This webinar features efforts to finance redevelopment… …more

Guide to Federal Economic Devleopment-Related Agencies

The Federal government has developed a Guide to Federal Program on the RestoretheGulf.gov website to help users understand the programs and resources that the Federal government already prov… …more

Gulf Coast Business Reinvestment Forum

Shortly after the events in the Gulf, IEDC co-sponsored the Gulf Coast Business Reinvestment Forum with the US Chamber of Commerce. The Forum was developed in partnership with the states of … …more

Introduction to the National Disaster Recovery Framework Webinar

Watch a webinar about the recently released National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF).  The NDRF defines how we will work together as a nation to best meet the disaster recovery needs of … …more

National Disaster Recovery Framework

National Disaster Recovery Framework: Strengthening Disaster Recovery for the Nation (September 2011) describes the concepts and principles that promote effective Federal recovery assistance… …more

Navigating Federal Disaster Recovery Funding Report

The International Economic Development Council’s (IEDC) new report, Federal Disaster Recovery Funding: Minimizing Roadblocks to Maximize Resources (PDF), is intended to guide communities… …more

Opportunities in a Post-Disaster Environment Webinar

The NADO Research Foundation is providing a complimentary webinar, Opportunities for Regional Councils in a Post-Disaster Environment, on December 16, 2010 on the subject of the role and inv… …more

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 institu… …more

SBA’s Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Plan (DPRP)

The Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Plan (DPRP) replaces the Small Business Administration’s Disaster Recovery Plan in its entirety. While the DPRP represents a new document to meet the… …more

Webinar Recording: Navigating Federal Resources for Long-Term Recovery in Rural Communities

IEDC hosted a webinar September 17  titled Navigating Federal Resources for Long-Term Recovery in Rural Communities. Rural communities are often faced with fewer local resources than large… …more

Webinar: How to Successfully Collaborate with Federal Partners in Disaster Recovery

On October 28th, IEDC hosted a webinar on how local and state officials can effectively collaborate with federal agencies on economic and business recovery efforts following a major disaste… …more

Webinar: Prioritizing Economic Recovery Actions Following a Major Disaster

IEDC hosted a webinar featuring two organizations serving on the ground in economic recovery efforts following major disasters: 1) an EF-5 tornado which touched down in May 2011, devastating 1/3 of Joplin, Missouri and 2) Jefferson Parish (next to New Orleans) which was completely flooded by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. …more