Need Post-Disaster Economic Recovery Support?

Through generous grants from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, communities in several disaster-affected regions can access technical assistance using IEDC's Economic Recovery Volunteer Program (PDF). Experienced economic developers, individually and in teams, can spend up to a week volunteering with your community to assist with economic recovery and resiliency projects.

Volunteers have provided technical assistance in many different project areas, such as strategic planning, identifying economic development priorities after disasters, business retention and expansion, downtown revitalization, grant writing assistance, and more.

For more information on assistance available in your region, please contact the following:

Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, or South Carolina: Dana Crater,, 910-833-7020
Hawai'i or Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: Delaney Luna,, 202-942-9474
Puerto Rico or U.S. Virgin Islands: Zytha Kock,, 202-942-9466
Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, or Oklahoma: Todd Lang,, 202-942-9488


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