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FEMA Releases National Disaster Recovery Framework

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The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), along with many other federal partners, has officially released the National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF). The National Disaster Recovery Framework outlines how community recovery is supported and organized on a national level. It builds on scalable, flexible, and adaptable coordinating structures to align key roles and responsibilities, linking local, State, Tribal and Federal governments, the private sector, voluntary, faith-based and community organizations that all play vital roles in recovery.

The National Disaster Recovery Framework identifies recovery support functions that have a designated federal coordinating agency to provide leadership, coordination and oversight to support state, tribal and local communities in their recovery. It contains guidance for developing measures of successful recovery based on the state and community’s recovery objectives, effective decision-making and coordination, and the integration of community recovery planning processess.

As part of the rollout of the National Disaster Recovery Framework, FEMA leadership along with key stakeholders in the National Disaster Recovery Framework development will hold a forum in each of FEMA’s ten regions as well as Washington, DC to discuss the intent and application of the guidance contained therein. Cities and dates will be announced at a later date.

For more information on the National Disaster Recovery Framework, please visit www.fema.gov/recoveryframework .

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