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National Disaster Recovery Framework Released (Living Document)

posted Mar 9, 2012, 11:15 AM by Andrew Chadick   [ updated Mar 14, 2012, 7:18 AM ]

Stakeholder Engagement

As a result of the release of the National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF), there will be various, multi-city Stakeholder Forums held throughout the country starting in December 2011. Please join the stakeholder engagement sessions to learn more about the key concepts of the NDRF, the implementation of the NDRF in the state and local communities and its engagement with the Whole Community, and how these concepts can be used to drive recovery efforts after a disaster.

This meeting is a next step in providing participants with an understanding of how they can apply NDRF principles and concepts. Additionally, participant comments will be used to further develop and refine NDRF guidance documents, tools, and implementation strategies.

Our first stakeholder engagement session will occur on December 1, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

For more information on these events or if you would like to attend, please click on the Stakeholder Engagement link.


NDRF Graphic - National Disaster Recovery Framework - Recovery Support Functions and Coordinating Agencies

The National Disaster Recovery Framework is a guide that enables effective recovery support to disaster-impacted States, Tribes, Territorial and local jurisdictions. It provides a flexible structure that enables disaster recovery managers to operate in a unified and collaborative manner. It also focuses on how best to restore, redevelop and revitalize the health, social, economic, natural and environmental fabric of the community and build a more resilient Nation.

The National Disaster Recovery Framework is consistent with the vision set forth in the Presidential Policy Directive (PPD)-8, National Preparedness, which directs FEMA to work with interagency partners to publish a recovery framework. It is the first framework published under the Presidential Policy Directive reflecting the core recovery capabilities by supporting operational plans as an integral element of a National Preparedness System. It is a first step toward the PPD-8 objective to achieve a shared understanding and a common, integrated perspective across all mission areas—Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery—in order to achieve unity of effort and make the most effective use of the Nation’s limited resources.

For the first time, the National Disaster Recovery Framework defines:

  • core recovery principles,
  • roles and responsibilities of recovery coordinators and other stakeholders,
  • coordinating structure that facilitates communication and collaboration among all stakeholders, guidance for pre- and post-disaster recovery planning and;
  • the overall process by which communities can capitalize on opportunities to rebuild stronger, smarter and safer.

The National Disaster Recovery Framework introduces six new Recovery Support Functions that provide a structure to facilitate problem solving, improve access to resources, and foster coordination among State and Federal agencies, nongovernmental partners and stakeholders. Each Recovery Support Function has coordinating and primary Federal agencies and supporting organizations that operate together with local, State and Tribal government officials, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and private sector partners.

The National Disaster Recovery Framework presents three positions that provide focal points for incorporating recovery considerations into the decision making process and monitoring the need for adjustments in assistance where necessary and feasible throughout the recovery process. Those positions are Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator (FDRC), State or Tribal Disaster Recovery Coordinators (SDRC or TDRC) and Local Disaster Recovery Managers (LDRM).

Last Modified: Friday, 16-Dec-2011 10:34:58 EST