Every community needs it sometimes (Creative Commons License)

Every community needs it sometimes. (Creative Commons License)

One of the biggest challenges communities face as they try to prepare themselves for or recover from storms is finding adequate funding and technical expertise. Luckily, there are many programs designed to offer communities both. In this section you can find the best programs we’ve found so far.

We’re just getting started here, and we plan to continue to expand this section. Soon the programs will be searchable and by type (funding, technical assistance, business, housing, infrastructure, etc). We’ll also be adding state and regional specific resources. Throughout this section, our goal is to provide a concise and manageable overview of each resource, and then tell you how to find more information if you’d like it.

Federal Programs

Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Smart Growth Implementation Assistance

Department of Commerce/Economic Development Administration
DOC/EDA Investment for Public Works and Economic Development Facilities
DOC/EDA Planning Grants
DOC/EDA Revolving Loan Fund
DOC/EDA Technical Assistance Grants

Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration
DOT/ FHWA Emergency Relief Program

Federal Emergency Management Administration
FEMA Community Disaster Loan Program
FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance Program (FMA)
FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
FEMA Individuals and Households Program
FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program (PDM)
FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program
FEMA Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC) Program
FEMA Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) Grant program
FEMA National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD HOME Investment Partnerships Program
HUD Mortgage Insurance for Disaster Victims
HUD Property Improvement Loan Insurance (Title I)
HUD Rehabilitation Mortgage Insurance

Internal Revenue Service
IRS Casualty Loss-Special Disaster Provisions

Small Business Administration
SBA Business Disaster Loan Program
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

Department of Agriculture
USDA / FSA Emergency Conservation Program (ECP)
USDA / FSA Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)
USDA / FSA Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
USDA / NRCS Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP)
USDA / RD Business and Industrial Loans
USDA / RD Community Facilities Loans and Grants
USDA / RD Mutual Self-Help Housing Loan & Technical Assistance Program
USDA / RD Rural Housing Repair and Rehabilitation Loans
USDA / RD Rural Rental Housing Loans
USDA / RD Section 502 Single-Family Housing Direct and Guaranteed Loans
USDA / RD Section 504 Single Family Housing Repair Grants
USDA / RD Section 504 Single Family Housing Repair Loans
USDA / RD Water and Waste Grants and Loans
USDA / RMA Federal Multi-Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI)

Non-Government Programs

Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD)