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1 Economic Recovery and the National Disaster Recovery Framework EDA Seattle Region’s 2012 Training Conference April 4, 2012

2 2 NDRF Background: Base document finalized in September 2011 Describes and institutionalizes agency-wide approaches to prepare for, plan for, and manage disaster recoveries. 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. Commerce/EDA Role: The Department of Commerce (DOC), through the Economic Development Administration (EDA), leads the Economic Recovery Support Function (RSF) of the NDRF. NDRF BACKGROUND

3 3 Sustainability and Resiliency in Recovery – NDRF seeks to create a higher order of interagency/intergovernmental coordination over a longer span of the recovery continuum – Pre-disaster activities focus on integrating resiliency practices into day- to-day operations – Recovery continuum starts at the moment of the disaster and scales up as the response roles diminish Recovery Continuum NDRF BACKGROUND

4 4 Core Principles: Individual & Family Empowerment Leadership & Local Primacy Pre-Disaster Planning Partnership & Inclusiveness Public Information Unity of Effort Timeliness & Flexibility Resilience & Sustainability Psychological and Emotional Recovery NDRF KEY CONCEPTS –CONT.

5 5  The RSFs comprise the Recovery Framework’s coordinating structure for providing recovery assistance by key sectors areas.  Their purpose is to support local governments by providing a platform for addressing complex issues, facilitating problem solving, improving access to resources, and by fostering coordination among state, federal agencies, private sector, and NGO partners.  The RSFs are organized into six manageable components and through the RSFs, relevant stakeholders and experts are brought together to identify and resolve recovery challenges. RECOVERY SUPPORT FUNCTION (RSF) COORDINATING STRUCTURE

6 6  Fundamental economic recovery concepts:  Investment of time, energy, and resources pre-disaster is key.  Integrating resiliency planning into economic, workforce, and community development could yield benefits pre- and post-disaster.  Post-disaster economic recovery initiatives should consider and address the unique needs of the community. Some could include, but are not limited to:  Community Planning  Cash Flow  Business Resumption  Finance and Insurance  Workforce Development  Economic Development  Small Business  Marketing and Communications  Assessment and Evaluation ECONOMIC RECOVERY CONCEPTS

7 7 Preparedness and resiliency efforts should be long-term and yield benefits pre- and post-disaster. ECONOMIC RECOVERY CONCEPTS (CONT.)

8 8 Coordinating Agency:DOC Primary Federal Agencies:DHS/FEMA, DOL, SBA, TREAS, USDA Supporting Organizations:CNCS, DOI, EPA, HHS, HUD  The mission of the Economic RSF is to integrate the expertise of the Federal government to help local, state, and tribal governments and the private sector sustain and/or rebuild businesses and employment, and develop economic opportunities that result in sustainable and economically resilient communities, after significant natural and man- made disasters.  Key role for Economic RSF is to facilitate economic recovery, not drive it.  Economic RSF is achieved through a highly coordinated interagency effort. ECONOMIC RECOVERY SUPPORT FUNCTION OVERVIEW

9 9 EDA’s role is to serve as an aggregator and coordinator of interagency economic recovery activities Activities are enabled through FEMA mission assignment and collaborative relationships with other agencies to improve information- sharing, leverage resources, and more efficiently deliver services COORDINATION OF THE ECONOMIC RSF

10 10 FIELD TESTING/DEPLOYMENT OF THE RSF  Tennessee – 2010 - Flooding  BP Oil Spill – 2010 - $B in damages  Alabama -2011 – Tornadoes  New York – 2011 – Hurricane/TS  Vermont – 2011 – Hurricane/TS  Joplin, MO – 2011 – EF5 Tornado Ocean City, NJVermont




14 14 Disasters don’t recognize political boundaries. Regionalized approaches to pre‐ and post‐disaster economic recovery issues are key. Regional approaches can look at the region as a whole and not a series of interlocking, yet distinct, parts. Regional approaches can also include the resiliency considerations of the broader supply chain (workforce and production). Economic development professionals can serve as well‐positioned post‐disaster economic recovery “first responders.” ROLE FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONALS

15 15 EDA FY2012 DISASTER RELIEF OPPORTUNITY Congress has appropriated $200 million to EDA to assist with continuing disaster relief efforts. If your county received a major Presidential disaster declaration during Fiscal Year 2011 (October 1, 2010 to September 30, 2011), your community could be eligible. Pursuant to the Public Works and Economic Development Act (PWEDA), eligible recipients of EDA assistance include: States or political subdivisions of states (i.e., town, county, etc.) Public or private nonprofit organizations or associations District Organizations (i.e., Economic Development Districts, Regional Planning Commissions, etc.) Institutions of higher education Indian Tribe or consortium of tribes

16 16 Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis, and will be evaluated against all other eligible applicants. Successful projects will: Support long-term economic recovery (not initial clean-up or rebuilding efforts) Demonstrate a nexus between the project scope of work and applicable disaster Show that the project will foster job creation and promote private investment Align with a relevant strategic, economic development, or disaster recovery plan Demonstrate the incorporation of disaster resiliency EDA FY2012 DISASTER RELIEF OPPORTUNITY

17 17 Economic Development Administration (EDA) can assist communities in addressing long-term disaster relief and recovery needs. Through competitive grants to eligible applicants, EDA’s disaster recovery generally falls within three categories: Strategic Planning EDA offers financial resources and technical assistance to help develop and enhance economic development plans following a disaster. This is achieved through the funding of disaster recovery plans, strategies, and funding for disaster recovery coordinators. Infrastructure Development EDA offers grant funds to build new infrastructure (e.g., business incubators, technology parks, research facilities, basic utilities) that foster economic development to retain or attract jobs to the region. Capital for Alternative Financing Through EDA’s Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) program, nonprofit and governmental entities can apply to establish an RLF which, in turn, makes below market rate loans to businesses to help recovery. EDA FY2012 DISASTER RELIEF OPPORTUNITY

18 18 EDA HQ Contact Joshua Barnes Disaster Recovery Coordinator CONCLUSION

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